A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, inflicting widespread damage and injuring many people
Breaking news from Lebanon the capital Beirut has been hit by a massive explosion dozens of people are said to be injured and there are some reports of people trapped under the rubble the cause of the blast is not yet known it’s caused widespread damage and appears to be centered on the city’s port area it is the wave the blast wave has turned cars upside down absolute devastation in the Lebanese capital sadly a country that is used to explosions
but this is of an entirely different magnitude altogether this is altogether something
else we haven’t seen anything like that in Lebanon in recent contemporary times and these pictures we’ve been seeing are just uh incredible and lots of people have been sharing them on social media that have been captured from the city you see a massive explosion
a huge white cloud and then there’s another cloud inside that seems to be of
a different color red and so forth and if you look closely at some of these images
Local media showed people trapped beneath rubble. A witness described the first explosion as deafening. Video footage showed wrecked cars and blast-damaged buildings.
The latest reports come amid political tension in Lebanon, with street demonstrations against the government’s handling the worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.
There has also been tension on the border with Israel, which said last week that it had thwarted an attempt by Hezbollah to infiltrate Israeli territory.