News ID: 272503
Published: 0427 GMT August 04, 2020

Lebanon's health minister: Many injuries, large damage from Beirut blast

Lebanon's health minister: Many injuries, large damage from Beirut blast
REUTERS

Lebanon’s Health Minister Hamad Hasan said an explosion in central Beirut on Tuesday had caused a “very high number of injuries” and extensive damage, Lebanese LBC television channel quoted the minister as saying.

The explosion shook the Lebanese capital and a giant column of smoke was seen rising over the city, Reuters witnesses and local media reported.

Two security sources and witness said the blast occurred in the port area containing warehouses. The blast rippled through several areas of the capital, shattering windows and doors.

   
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