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Beirut explosion: 70,000 houses among buildings damaged

Businesses and schools were destroyed or damaged when 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded at Beirut port on August 4.

The Lebanese government, which has seen a string of resignations in the wake of the deadly explosion that wreaked havoc in the capital, is under increasing pressure to rebuild the city.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports.