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.
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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