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Massive explosion hits Beirut port, leaving casualties

BEIRUT, (ST)_A massive explosion took place in the fireworks’ warehouse No.12  in Beirut port were dozens of people were martyred and thousands were wounded.

The Lebanese National News Agency reported that the explosion was caused by a big fire in the Firecrackers’ warehouse No. 12, near the wheat silos in Beirut port, as strong explosions were heard in the place.

Meanwhile, firefighters rushed to the place to put out the fires.

The agency added that the explosion caused severe injuries and big damages to the homes and cars in the surrounding area of Karantina and the vicinity of the explosion.

Meanwhile, Lebanese Health Minister, Hamad Hassan, declared that the explosion caused thousands of injuries and heavy material damages to the houses and cars in the vicinity of karinthia.

Hassan said in a telephone call with Al-Manar TV ” We are evaluating damages” adding that  all public and private hospitals are ready to receive the injured and providing first aid to them

Basma Qaddour

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