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Massive explosions rock Beirut, killing dozens and injuring hundreds

 

August 14, 2020

Two explosions rocked Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020.

(JNS) - A massive fire, followed by an enormous explosion, rocked Beirut on Tuesday, causing a mushroom-cloud-shaped shockwave damaging nearby buildings, including the official residence of the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun. It shattered windows, overturned cars and caused debris to fly across the Lebanese capital.

It's unclear what caused the explosion, which occurred between the Port of Beirut and the city's central district. It was initially blamed on a major fire at a warehouse for fireworks near the port, though the country's general security directorate later said the blast was caus...



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