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One year after the explosion, Lebanon remains paralyzed by impunity and carelessness

2021-08-03T15:51:44.855Z

STORY - The Land of the Cedar is plunged into an inextricable political crisis. Paul and Tracy Najjar are quiet people. Young, beautiful, confident in the future, with something light in the way they approach life. Until the evening of August 4, 2020, when the explosion in the port of Beirut throws them into hell. The explosion of several hundred tons of ammonium nitrate, stored in one of the port sheds, destroys half of the city, throws nearly 300,000 residents into the stre



Paul and Tracy Najjar are quiet people.

Young, beautiful, confident in the future, with something light in the way they approach life.

Until the evening of August 4, 2020, when the explosion in the port of Beirut throws them into hell.

The explosion of several hundred tons of ammonium nitrate, stored in one of the port sheds, destroys half of the city, throws nearly 300,000 residents into the streets, injures 6,500 and kills more than 200 people .

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Among the victims, their daughter, barely three years old, injured in their apartment in Gemmayzé.

Alexandra died five days later in hospital.

“They came to kill us in our homes,”

said his father.

The Najjar are back in the same place a year later.

These nights are now hanging over them trying to understand the chain of events, to demonstrate to force the authorities not to forget the victims of the disaster.

"We channeled our pain so that Alexandra's death made sense."

Demand for justice

Ibrahim Zein shares their

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Source: lefigaro

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