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Beirut port officials under house arrest as part of explosion investigation

Investigators began searching the wreckage of Beirut’s port for clues to the cause of the massive explosion that ripped across the Lebanese capital as the government ordered port officials put under house arrest. International aid flights began to arrive, as Lebanon’s leaders struggled to deal with the aftermath of Tuesday’s blast, crippled by an economic crisis and facing a public where many already blame chronic mismanagement and corruption among the ruling elite for the disaster. The explosion at the port killed 135 people and injured about 5,000 others, the health ministry said.

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