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Defense Secretary Esper says Beirut blast likely an accident, breaking with Trump

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An accident was the likely cause of the explosion in Beirut, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday, contradicting the statement made by President Trump on TuesdayΒ that the blast that killed at least 135 people, wounded 5,000 and leveled a large portion of the city was caused by an attack.
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Published on August 5, 2020 -  02:39
Beirut blast aftermath: Lebanon residents forced to resume life in badly damaged city
A barber in an explosion-cratered shop in Beirut, Lebanon, wearing a mask but doing his job, maybe the ultimate symbol of 2020 endurance. Beirut's residents struggle to deal with the aftermath of a massive explosion that happened at the port of Beirut on August 4. Footage from August 5 shows the barber and others trying to resume life despite the litany of broken glass, badly damaged buildings and cars that look they escaped an accident. Other footage shows a tree, nearly 2 kilometers away from the blast site, split in two from the deadly force.

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