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26 September, Saturday


Explosion rocks Beirut with many injured - VIDEO

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A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, causing widespread damage and injuring many people, officials say, EDNews.net reports citing BBC.

It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port area of the city. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings.

 

Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed by casualties.

It comes at a sensitive time with the country's economic collapse reigniting old tensions.

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