Beirut explosion death toll rises to at least 137 and 5,000 injured: Ministry

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The huge blast at the Port of Beirut has killed at least 137 people, left dozens missing and at least 5,000 wounded, a Lebanese health ministry spokesperson said Thursday.

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Tuesday's explosion obliterated part of the port and caused damage over a wide radius in the heart of the city, prompting fears the final death toll could yet rise significantly.

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