Reports coming from Beirut, Lebanon suggest that at least 10 people have died while over 400 people have been injured in a massive blast that happened on Tuesday.
The blast occurred in the city’s port area, where there were warehouses housing explosives, Lebanon’s state news agency NNA and two security sources said. A third security source said there were chemicals stored in the area.
A security and medical source told Reuters. that at least 10 bodies were taken to hospitals, while the Lebanese Red Cross said hundreds of people were taken hospitals for treatment.
Lebanon security forces said they would not pre-empt the findings of the investigations which are already underway.
Witnesses said the explosion felt like an earthquake and broke windows of buildings in the capital at around 6 pm local time.
The explosion reportedly felt as far as Cyprus, 234km from the area of the explosion.
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