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One Australian dead, embassy 'considerably' damaged in Lebanon blast

Australian security agencies do not believe a massive explosion that rocked the city of Beruit was an attack, with the evidence from Lebanon suggesting it was a tragic accident.

United States President Donald Trump suggested a bomb attack was behind the catastrophic explosion, contradicting explanations from Lebanese officials that it was caused by ammonium nitrate held in a port since 2014.

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Civilians carry a person at the explosion scene that hit the seaport.

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