Three hundred thousand people are struggling to access clean water and sanitation.
Rumours have spread easily, thanks to Lebanon's historical distrust of the government and longstanding regional conflicts.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab just announced his government's resignation, amid fury over Beirut explosion.
Human rights organisations have called the actions against protestors in Beirut another damning indictment of the priorities of the country’s leaders.
Citizens in Beirut are removing debris, rescuing trapped victims, and counting the corpses while they wait for a government response.
'Hang Up the Nooses': Anger Grows in Lebanon Over Revelations Officials Ignored Chemical Stockpile Warnings
The Lebanese government is accused of failing to heed six warnings to act on the the 2,750 ton stash of ammonium nitrate.
“Without help, Lebanon is going to become a failed state."
“It's wildly irresponsible for a president to stand at the [White House] podium and spitball about an international incident like this," one former national security official said.
The source of the blast was a major fire at a fireworks warehouse near the port, according to Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency.
Clashes broke out as demonstrators threw stones at security forces and soldiers retaliated with tear gas.
The Latina halftime headliners made it a "big, inclusive party."
“I've reached a dead end,” Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said after 13 days of massive protests.