Lebanon: Large explosions hit Beirut

Smoke rises following an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. Large explosion probably caused by hazardous chemicals hit Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, sources said. Xinhua/Li Liangyong

BEIRUT, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Massive explosions probably caused by hazardous chemicals hit Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, sources said.

The sudden explosions close to the seaside reduced several buildings to rubble and stirred up high waves, leaving spirals of brown and white mushroom-like clouds over the ground, showed video clips obtained by Xinhua.

 

The casualties of the explosions are unknown yet.

 

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