A massive explosion rocked Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon on Tuesday evening, and has reportedly killed and wounded dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the Beirut sky.
Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan says more than 50 people have been killed and 2,700 are wounded in a massive explosion at the port in Beirut. Although The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.
However, Lebanon’s General Security Directorate, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, has revealed that the massive blast that shook Beirut’s port area on Tuesday was caused by confiscated “high explosive materials.”
Following the revelation Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Hassan Diab has said that those responsible for an explosion at a “dangerous” warehouse in Beirut port area that rocked the capital would pay the price.
See a shared video of the explosion below: