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Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon Aug. 4, 2020, in this picture obtained from a social media video. Karim Sokhn/Instagram/Ksokhn + Thebikekitchenbeirut/via Reuters)
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A wounded man is checked by a fireman near the scene of an explosion in Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Firefighters spray water at a fire after an explosion was heard in Beirut, Lebanon Aug. 4, 2020. (Reuters)
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A man helps another injured in the aftermath of an explosion along a street in the Hamra district of Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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People walk at scene of an explosion in Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Smoke rises after an explosion was heard in Beirut, Lebanon Aug. 4, 2020. (Reuters)
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A picture shows the scene of an explosion in Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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A picture shows the scene of a huge explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Smoke rises in Beirut, Lebanon Aug. 4, 2020. (Reuters)
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Lebanese firefighters work at the scene of an explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP)
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Smoke billows following an explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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A picture shows the scene of an explosion at the port in Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Men walk at the site of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon Aug. 4, 2020. (Reuters)
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Army soldiers evacuate injured people after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP)
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Port workers run to the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP)
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People gather by cars destroyed following an explosion at the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Port workers help their injured friend at the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP)
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Updated 05 August 2020

Huge explosion rocks Lebanon’s capital Beirut

Two huge explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut, wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. Lebanese media carried images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied, after the massive explosions, the cause of which was not immediately known.

The blast, which rattled entire buildings and broke glass, was felt in several parts of the city.