Beirut: At least 50 killed and thousands injured after huge explosion in Lebanese capital

Video shows the moment a massive blast at a building in the port sends a shockwave across the city.

At least 50 people have been killed and 2,700 more injured in a huge explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut, according to the country’s health minister.

The prime minister has called it a “big catastrophe” and vowed for those responsible to pay the price for what has happened.

Lebanon’s internal security chief Abbas Ibrahim said it happened in a building containing highly-explosive materials, according to news agency NNA. Earlier reports had suggested the building was a fireworks storage warehouse.

Source: Beirut: At least 50 killed and thousands injured after huge explosion in Lebanese capital


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