According to a National News agency, a huge explosion has sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital. The huge explosion in Beirut sent up a tremendous shockwave and damaged buildings miles from the port, including the headquarters of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Although the source of the explosion is yet to be known, initial sources indicate that a major fire accident in the firecrackers warehouse near the port is believed to have caused the huge blast.
Injuries are being reported in large numbers, as the shock waves damaged homes as far as 10 kilometers from the blast spot.
- More than 4000 injured and 73 dead in the huge explosion in Beirut.
- 2000 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate, stored in the port, was supposedly involved in the blast.