Beirut explosion: Australian among at least 73 killed, 3700 injured as explosion devastates city

Beirut explosion: Australian among at least 73 killed, 3700 injured as explosion devastates city

An apocalyptic explosion has destroyed large parts of downtown Beirut, killing at least 73 – including one Australian – and injuring more than 3700 on the eve of a sensitive political court verdict.

About 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was stored in the Beirut port warehouse that exploded, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said.