Huge blast rocks the Lebanese capital Beirut

The Lebanese capital Beirut was hit by a large blast that injured hundreds of people according to the country’s Health Minister Hamad Hassan.

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Huge blast rocks the Lebanese capital Beirut.

The massive explosion in Beirut took place around 6:00pm local time at the port of the city which sent a shockwave damaging buildings and shattering windows across different parts of the city.

The exact cause of the blast in Beirut is still unknown but the Health Minister of Lebanon, a ship carrying fireworks blew up at the port resulting in the massive explosion but there are suspicions of a rocket strike or detonation of explosives according to many sources.

Videos have started circulating across the social media especially Twitter which show a huge cloud of smoke from across the city and many eye witnesses in the area reported of a fire and several small explosions prior to the massive blast.

A journalist working for the Daily Star Newspaper shared a video of her office which is reportedly 400 meters showing damage that occurred to the building from the massive blast at Beirut port area.

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