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Please Explain podcast: How did a 'floating bomb' cargo ship lead to the Beirut explosion?

Over 130 people were killed, including one Australian and 4000 wounded after a warehouse filled with ammonium nitrate exploded in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday.

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by Europe correspondent Bevan Shields to discuss the aftermath of the horrific explosion, how it happened and why such a large stockpile of volatile material was housed in the middle of a capital city.

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