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Lebanon explosion: Satellite images show Beirut port before and after explosion

Beirut, Lebanon: Satellite images showed extensive damage caused to Beirut's port area after a massive warehouse explosion on Tuesday killed at least 113 people.

Photos taken on Wednesday compared with images taken before the explosion show the scale of destruction as the port district was left a tangled wreck, disabling the nation's main route for imports needed to feed a nation of more than 6 million people. Lebanon has already been struggling to house and feed hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria.

More than 4,000 people were injured in Tuesday's explosion at Beirut port and up to 250,000 were left without homes fit to live in after shockwaves smashed building facades, sucked furniture out into streets and shattered windows miles inland. The death toll was expected to rise from the blast that officials blamed on a huge stockpile of highly explosive material stored for years in unsafe conditions at the port.

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