Massive Explosions Reported in Beirut, Lebanon

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BEIRUT, LEBANON

A fire at a warehouse with explosives at the Port of Beirut led to massive blasts, Lebanon’s official news agency reported on Tuesday.

A large number of people were reportedly injured in the blasts, while former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri — who lives near the area of the explosions — is said to be unharmed, according to initial reports.

Al-Hariri’s residence, government property, the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, and surrounding buildings are also said to have suffered great damage.

“The fire led to major explosions which reverberated in the capital and the suburbs,” the agency said.

 

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