Hundreds have been injured as two huge explosions have rocked downtown Beirut, destroying buildings and cars near the Port.
The source of the explosions is yet unclear, but eyewitness videos show several huge explosions from buildings near the Beirut waterfront.
Buildings and offices have been damaged and reports are already coming in of dozens of injured people being taken to nearby hospitals.
Lebanon’s health minister has claimed that the explosion was on a ship carrying fireworks.
An enormous cloud of smoke could be seen above the capital and the explosion was reportedly felt over 40km away.
The footage below is from the Daily Star newspaper about 400 metres from the port and the explosion.
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