Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital
Dateline: 4 August 2020 - Beirut
Date: 08/04/2020 04:11 PM
Beirut - 4 August 2020
1. Traffic, fire truck, pedestrians, debris on road, damaged buildings
2. People covered in blood walking through debris, damaged vehicles
3. Various of traffic, fire truck, pedestrians, debris on road, damaged buildings
A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday wounding a number people and causing widespread damage.
The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke was seen billowing from the city centre.
Residents reported windows being blown out and a false ceilings dropping.
The explosion appeared to be centered around Beirut's port and caused wide scale destruction and shattered windows miles away.
An Associated Press photographer near Beirut's port witnessed people wounded on the ground and widespread destruction in central Beirut.
Some local TV stations reported the blast was at Beirut's port inside an area where firecrackers were stored.