Large blast in Beirut port area shakes Lebanon's capital

  • Tuesday 04, August 2020 07:43 PM
  • Large blast in Beirut port area shakes Lebanon's capital
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: A strong explosion shook the Lebanese capital Beirut and a giant column of smoke was seen rising over the city, Reuters witnesses and local media reported.
Two security sources and witness said the blast occurred in the port area containing warehouses. The blast rippled through several areas of the capital, shattering windows and doors, and wounding people.
Lebanon's Health Minister Hamad Hasan said the explosion had caused a "very high number of injuries" and extensive damage, Lebanese LBC television channel quoted the minister as saying.