In the late afternoon in the Lebanese capital Beirut, a huge explosion occurred. According to the first reports, that took place in the harbor. Nothing is known yet about possible victims.

Video footage shows how a large cloud of smoke rises above the city after the explosion, followed by a large shock wave. Eyewitnesses from various places in Beirut report that, among other things, windows of buildings have been killed.

It is still unknown what caused the explosion. The location where the explosion took place would include silos and warehouses. Some of them are said to have been wiped out, according to eyewitnesses.

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