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A powerful explosion caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut's port area killed dozens and injured thousands on Tuesday, Lebanon's worst crisis since 1990.

The blast claimed the lives of at least 63 people and injured another 3,000, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry said on condition of anonymity, adding that it left the capital's hospitals filled with the injured. EFE-EPA