10 dead


As a result of the multiple explosion that rocked Central Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, 10 persons have been confirmed dead and many others wounded.

Local media have reported that the explosion started with a fire.

The houses and cars nearby were highly affected as a result of the shockwave from the explosion.

Lebanon’s Health Minister, Hamad Hasan, was reported saying that the explosion in central Beirut caused a very high number of injuries and extensive damage.

Beirut governor, Marwan Abboud, while inspecting the explosion site at the Beirut port, disclosed that contact was lost with a number of firefighters, who rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire. Adding that what happened was unprecedented.