Massive explosions probably caused by hazardous chemicals hit Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday, sources said.
The sudden explosions close to the seaside reduced several buildings to rubble and stirred up high waves, leaving spirals of brown and white mushroom-like clouds over the ground, showed video clips obtained by Xinhua.
The casualties of the explosions are unknown yet.
Moment that the second explosion hit #Beirut Lebanon. Many houses damaged, injuries reported.
First was at Port. This is closer to downtown pic.twitter.com/6DdmgQFriD
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) August 4, 2020
The two huge explosions that rocked Lebanon’s capital left dozens dead and injured, al-Jadeed TV channel reported. A local hospital, however, said at least 500 were injured in the explosions.