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Water so toxic 'it could burn your eyes'

22/05/2021 04:30 PM | Click to read full article

Why can’t you drink the water in the wettest country in the Middle East? Lebanon’s geography means it’s blessed with water but in the capital, Beirut and its surrounding areas, more than 1.5 million people suffer from serious water shortages.

The government says it's doing all it can to improve water supplies but many people think it's not enough. Middle East correspondent Martin Patience gets to the source of the country's water crisis.