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FDI Rallies Members to Support Dentists Who Lost Their Practices in the Beirut Explosion

September 15, 2020
by Bite Magazine

FDI World Dental Federation is calling on its members to help and support the countless colleagues who lost their dental practices in the huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, last month.

On 4 August, a huge explosion rocked the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The explosion was caused by over two tonnes of ammonium nitrate and other materials that had been unsafely stored in a seaport storage hangar for several years. According to The New York Times, the blast killed more than 190 people, injured 6000 and caused billions of dollars in damage.

The oral health profession was not spared from this devastation.

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