Photos: Massive Explosion Hits Beirut Port (25 photos)

On August 4, a fire in a structure near the port area of Beirut, Lebanon, led to an enormous explosion that shook the city. The shockwave from the blast destroyed buildings close by and shattered glass for miles around, causing at least 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries, according to reporting from Reuters. The exact cause of the fire and explosion has yet to be determined. Below are some early images from the aftermath in Beirut.


Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020.

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Karim Sokhn via Reuters)

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