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Lebanon: Emergency services continue to tackle fire caused by Beirut explosions00:59

Lebanon: Emergency services continue to tackle fire caused by Beirut explosions

Lebanon, Beirut
August 5, 2020 at 01:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Emergency teams were still working on putting out fires caused by massive explosions that rocked the Beirut’s port area, on Tuesday night into early Wednesday.

Plumes of smoke were billowing above the area.

According to the Lebanon's Health Minister, at least 78 people were killed and some 4,000 were injured after several explosions hit the port area of Beirut earlier in the day.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosions which destroyed several buildings.

Lebanon: Emergency services continue to tackle fire caused by Beirut explosions00:59
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Emergency teams were still working on putting out fires caused by massive explosions that rocked the Beirut’s port area, on Tuesday night into early Wednesday.

Plumes of smoke were billowing above the area.

According to the Lebanon's Health Minister, at least 78 people were killed and some 4,000 were injured after several explosions hit the port area of Beirut earlier in the day.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosions which destroyed several buildings.

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