(CNN) — A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, damaging buildings and offices around the city.
The source of the explosion was a major fire at a warehouse for firecrackers near the port in Beirut, the state-run National News Agency reported.
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A red cloud hung over the city in the wake of the blast as firefighting teams rushed to the scene to try to put out the fire.
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Local news reported multiple people were wounded in the incident.
This is a breaking story, more to follow.
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