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Lebanon supreme defence council declares Beirut a disaster-stricken city

Firefighters spray water at a fire following an explosion in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Supreme Defence Council declared Beirut a disaster-stricken city after a massive explosion rocked the capital and recommended the cabinet declare a state of emergency when it meets on Wednesday, according to a statement published sent to Reuters and carried by local media.

Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Sandra Maler

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