Photo taken on Aug. 14, 2020 shows damages at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. Two explosions rocked Beirut on Aug. 4, killing 177 people and wounding at least 6,000. (Xinhua/Bilal Jawich)

A year since the Beirut blast in numbers

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 centres

106: damaged health care facilities, including six hospitals and 20 clinics

2,750: tonnes 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: kilometres 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

(Sources: AFP, UN, Beirut governor, USGS, NNA)