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Live updates: Beirut explosion

August 6, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

At least 137 people were killed and 5,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook Beirut on Tuesday, Follow here for the latest.

By Melissa Macaya and Meg Wagner, CNN

From CNN's Barbara Wojazer in Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron has said "unconditional help is the priority" in the wake of the devastating Beirut blast, but also warned that unless reforms were implemented "Lebanon will continue to sink. "

Macron landed in the Lebanese capital on Thursday and was welcomed by President Michel Aoun.

One French national was killed in the blast and 24 others were injured, Junior Minister to France's Foreign Ministry Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne told France Inter radio on Thursday.

From CNN's Jessie Yeung and Luke McGee

A massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday evening, leaving at least 137 dead and thousands injured.

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