Grain silo under threat as fire spreads unchecked in Beirut port

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A grain silo burning at Beirut port is expected to collapse, officials have warned, as a blaze continues to burn through through the facility, triggering memories of the massive blast that rocked the port in 2020. The silo has been on fire for the past two weeks, scattering tonnes of grain amid hot weather. The authorities have not stated what caused the blaze. Lebanon’s Environment and Health Ministries issued a warning to residents living near the port on Monday to stay indoors and wear masks, saying the silo was expected to collapse. Smoke continues to rise from the area, reminding many of …

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