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Two huge explosions rock Beirut, dozens killed and injured

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 4, 2020
Two enormous explosions rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing and wounding dozens of people.
Explosions rock Beirut
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Video footage of the second blast showed an enormous orange fireball that dwarfed nearby buildings and sent a devastating tornado like shockwave ripping through the city.

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Lebanese media carried images of people trapped under rubble, many bloodied, after the massive blasts, the cause of which was not immediately known.

The official National News Agency confirmed deaths in the blast, without citing a number.

The explosions "caused dozens of injuries," a security source said.

A huge cloud of black smoke was engulfing the entire port area, as helicopters flew to dump water on the burning buildings.