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Large explosion rocks Beirut port

Aug 4, 2020, 9:50 AM | Updated: 10:15 am
A picture shows the scene of an explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. - A large explosion rocked t...
A picture shows the scene of an explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. - A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent said. The blast, which rattled entire buildings and broke glass, was felt in several parts of the city. Its exact location was unknown. (Photo by Anwar AMRO / AFP) (Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images)

    (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.

 

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.

 

Local news reported multiple people were wounded in the incident.

This is a breaking story, more to follow.

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