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Beirut explosion: Death toll rises to 113; Two-week state of emergency declared

Beirut: The Lebanese government has declared a two-week state of emergency, as Lebanon cabinet seeks house arrest for officials over blast. The government announced the measure during a cabinet meeting, according to the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts and videos of the blast suggest.

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