Lebanon on Wednesday marks a year since a fire at Beirut’s port led to the country’s worst peacetime disaster and precipitated its decline.
The August 4, 2020 blast and its aftermath in numbers:
214: people killed.
6,500: people injured.
300,000: people left homeless immediately after the explosion.
70,000: people who lost their jobs due to the blast.
73,000: damaged apartments.
9,200: damaged buildings.
163: damaged schools and educational centers.
106: damaged health care facilities, including six hospitals and 20 clinics.
2,750: tons of ammonium nitrate initially stored at the port.
6: years it was stored in the warehouse that blew up.
3.3 to 4.5: estimated magnitude of equivalent earthquake.
200: kilometers to Cyprus, where a shock wave was felt.
5: days the government said it would take for initial findings.
0: people sentenced over the blast.
6: days after blast the government resigned.
359: days Lebanon has been without a government since.