The Day That Shook Beirut

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Aug 06 2020 23 mins   7

A mangled yellow door. Shattered glass. Blood.

A devastating explosion of ammonium nitrate stored at the port in Beirut killed at least 135 people and razed entire neighborhoods on Tuesday. This is what our correspondent in the Lebanese capital saw when the blast turned her apartment “into a demolition site” — and what happened in the hours after.

Guest: Vivian Yee, our correspondent based in Beirut. For more information on today’s episode, visit

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