A massive explosion occurred near Beirut’s city port and struck buildings across the capital with a force of 3.5 magnitude earthquake. Bystanders who caught a video of the explosion can see giant mushrooms of smoke flooding the sky.
You can see video takers running for their lives!
Investigators speculate the fire was first caused by highly confiscated explosive sodium nitrate material after seeing orange coloured cloud appearing from the fire. The material was confiscated from a ship some time ago and stored at the port.
However, the origin of the blast is still unknown. Right now, Beirut is in a state of chaos with dozens killed and thousands injured.
Speculators presumed that this is carried out by Israeli military due to the ongoing tensions between both countries. Israeli officials immediately denied all speculations.
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Credits to The Guardian for the video