Massive explosion in Beirut causes numerous deaths, injuries, and ruin

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A large explosion rocked the port area of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, on Tuesday, injuring thousands and causing widespread damage in a densely populated part of the city.

At least 2,500 people have been injured and 25 killed, Minister of Health Hamad Hasan told the Lebanese Broadcasting Company, a local broadcaster. Those numbers are likely to rise with hospitals filling fast.

Lebanon’s National News Agency reported the cause may have been a fire in a hangar where explosives were being stored in the Beirut port, on the country’s west coast.

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