Many casualties as huge explosion rocks Beirut

WARNING: CONTAINS DISTRESSING IMAGES

Huge explosions have rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut – causing extensive damage in the port area of the city. The force of the blast was so powerful it was felt around 150 miles away in Cyprus.

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The Lebanese Red Cross said there had been hundreds of casualties while one report said at least 10 people had died. It’s still not clear what caused the blast – but the Prime Minister has declared tomorrow will be a day of national mourning.

Viewers may find some of the scenes in this report distressing.

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