Screenshot of a video purportedly showing explosion in Beirut
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  • A massive explosion shook the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on Tuesday.
  • The cause of the blast that originated near the city's port was not immediately known, but Lebanon's national news agency said it may have been caused by a fire at a fireworks warehouse.
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A massive explosion and blast wave shook the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on Tuesday.

Videos of the huge blast, the exact cause of which has yet to be determined, quickly surfaced on social media.

Lebanon's National New Agency reported that a fire broke out at a fireworks warehouse, suggesting this may have triggered the explosion.

Update: A massive explosion just devastated Beirut. Here's what it looks like on the ground.

The extent of the damage is currently unknown.

 

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