A massive explosion shook Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday and there are reports of multiple injuries.
Videos of the explosion show a huge blast followed by screaming and thick smoke rising over the city.
Lebanon’s state news agency NNA said the blast happened in Beirut’s port area where there are warehouses housing explosives. It is not immediately clear what caused the blast or what kind of explosives were in the warehouses.
Residents reported windows being blown out and ceilings dropping, according to the Associated Press.
Lebanon’s health minister said there are a “very high number” of injuries and extensive damage to buildings and cars from the explosion, according to LBCI Lebanon.
The Lebanese Red Cross said on Twitter that its teams were responding to the blast.
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