Explosions in Beirut: why were TONS of ammonium nitrate sitting in a suburban warehouse for six years?
Two explosions erupted at the Port of Beirut on August 4: one small, followed by a much larger one that shook the city with the force of a 3.3-magnitude earthquake. The explosions killed 150 people, injured thousands, and have left 300,000 homeless. The disaster and aftermath are exposing a broken system in Lebanon. Plus, learn the phrasal verb “pass through.”