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A massive explosion has rocked Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, causing many casualties, damaging buildings and shattering windows.

The blast, which flattened much of the capital’s port, was felt across the city as a giant mushroom cloud rose above it.

Lebanon’s health minister said “hundreds” of people were wounded as witnesses said many were injured by flying glass and debris. 

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Kilometres from the scene of the blast, balconies were knocked down and ceilings collapsed.

The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. It came at a time when Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades.

A picture shows the scene of an explosion near the the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut. [AFP]
A picture shows the scene of an explosion near the the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut. AFP
A damaged vehicle is seen at the site of an explosion in Beirut. [Mohamed Azakir/Reuters]
A damaged vehicle is seen at the site of an explosion in Beirut. MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS
Firefighters spray water at a fire after the explosion. [Mohamed Azakir/Reuters]
Firefighters spray water at a fire after the explosion. MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS
People help a man who was wounded in Beirut's massive explosion. [Hassan Ammar/AP Photo]
People help a man who was wounded in Beirut’s massive explosion. HASSAN AMMAR/AP PHOTO
A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon''s capital Beirut. [AFP]
A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon”s capital Beirut. AFP
The blast wave from the explosion caused extensive damage to buildings within a large radius of the blast site. [Issam Abdallah/Reuters]
The blast wave from the explosion caused extensive damage to buildings within a large radius of the blast site. ISSAM ABDALLAH/REUTERS

Firefighters spray water at a fire after an explosion was heard in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A wounded man stands near the scene of the explosion. [Anwar Amro/AFP]
A wounded man stands near the scene of the explosion. ANWAR AMRO/AFP
People gather near the scene of the explosion. [Anwar Amro/AFP]
People gather near the scene of the explosion. ANWAR AMRO/AFP
People walk near the scene of the blast. [Anwar Amro/AFP]
People walk near the scene of the blast. ANWAR AMRO/AFP
A picture shows the scene of the explosion in Beirut. [Anwar Amro/AFP]
A picture shows the scene of the explosion in Beirut. ANWAR AMRO/AFP

Source: www.aljazeera.com

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