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[Published: Monday August 10 2020]

 Beirut death toll rises to 200

 
BEIRUT 10 Aug (ANA) - More than 200 people are believed to have been killed by Tuesday's devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, its governor has said.
 
Marwan Abboud said dozens were still missing, many of them foreign workers.
 
The army has meanwhile called off the rescue phase of its search operation at the port, the epicentre of the blast.
 
On Sunday there was a second night of violence in the city, as police clashed with protesters angry with the government's response to the disaster.
 
The resignation of a cabinet minister and several MPs has failed to quell the fury.
 
Since the explosion, hundreds of thousands of people have been living in severely damaged homes, many without windows or doors.
 
UN agencies have warned of a humanitarian crisis unless food and medical aid are delivered immediately.(ANA)
FA/ANA/10 August 2020------
 

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