Officials Confirm that A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut
Massive explosions rocks Beirut damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a
giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.
NSL Learnts: that people were lying injured on the ground, and hospitals called for blood donations,
the exact casualties were not immediately known. Miles from the scene of the blast,
balconies were knocked down,
the ceiling collapsed and windows were shattered. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.
It came at a time when Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. It also comes amid rising tensions between Israel and the militant Hezbollah group along Lebanon’s southern border.