Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital Beirut

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A massive explosion erupted in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday, August 4. 

The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital with Local Red Cross reporting hundreds injured and widespread damage.

Local TV stations reported the blast was at Beirut’s port inside an area where firecrackers were stored, while an Associated Press photographer near Beirut’s port said he witnessed people wounded on the ground and widespread destruction in central Beirut.