British teenager Jack Kemp has described his experience of living through the explosion that rocked Beirut. His family home is under a mile from the blast site and they felt the full force of the explosion. The blast, believed to have been caused by an explosive chemical, killed almost 150 people and injured 5,000 others. Jack and his parents survived, and are now gradually fixing the damage done to their home. The disaster came at a time when the country was already engulfed in a currency crisis and fighting the coronavirus pandemic.