Powerful Explosion Rocks Beirut

By VOA News |

Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020, in this picture obtained from a social media video. (Karim Sokhn/Instagram/Ksokhn + Thebikekitchenbeirut/via Reuters)

Lebanese officials say at least 25 people are dead following a large explosion that rocked the port area of the capital Beirut on Tuesday.

Health Minster Hamad Hasan said more than 2,500 others were injured in the blast that caused widespread damage in the city.

Lebanese Red Cross official George Kettaneh said rescue efforts are underway and that people were still trapped in their homes and in other nearby structures.

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