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Beirut port’s explosion is still an open wound

Beirut port’s explosion is still an open wound

Beirut, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The explosion in Lebanon's main port is currently an open wound, and as a result, demonstrations continue to demand justice.
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Helene Ata, a psychologist who lost her twin brother Abdo, 38, called on Lebanese citizens to take to the streets every day until those responsible for the catastrophe are convicted.

‘The pain gets worse every day, under the shadow of injustice around this affair, officials’ inaction, their avoiding justice,’ she told The Daily Star.

A year later, it is as if nothing happened, she said.

On Sunday, demonstrator carried imitation coffins in a march through the surrounding streets where the tragedy occurred on August 4, 2020.

As a result of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, 218 people were killed, 6,500 were injured and some 300,000 houses were damaged.

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