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Beirut blast survivor: The world can't let this chaos go on

I was meeting my friends at a sidewalk café in the Hamra district for a coffee when the earth shook under our feet. Someone yelled, "Earthquake!" But my friend, who'd lived through the 15-year Lebanese civil war from 1975 to 1990, screamed, "It's an explosion!"

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/10/opinions/lebanon-beirut-explosion-majed-opinion/index.html