Beirut Blast : Large Explosion shatters Lebanese Capital

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Beirut(Lebanon) | A huge explosion ripped through Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon in which 27 people have died and about 2500 people have been woundedand hundreds of windows smashed in buildings across the city.

As per the sources the explosion took place due to a major fire at a firecracker warehouse near the port in Beirut. Large number off casuality has been reported by local news channels.

Sources have confirmed that the headquarters of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has also been damaged in the blast. A red cloud hung over Beirut in the wake of the blast as firefighting teams rushed to the scene to try to put out the fire.Homes as far as 10 kilometers away were damaged, according to witnesses, and local media video showed cars destroyed and flipped over.

One Beirut resident who was several kilometers away from the site of the blast said her windows had been shattered by the explosion.

Some Indians were also expected to be implicated in this blast, but now the Indian Embassy in Beirut has informed that all the employees here are safe.

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