54.6 F
Chattanooga
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Home International News Huge explosions rock Beirut with widespread damage, injuries

Huge explosions rock Beirut with widespread damage, injuries

BEIRUT (AP) – Explosions rocked Beirut, inflicting injuries and damaging buildings in a large radius around the city’s port. The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city center. Residents reported windows blown out and a ceilings falling. The explosion appeared to be centered around the port and caused widespread damage. An Associated Press photographer near the port saw people lying hurt on the ground. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. It came at a time when Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades and amid tensions between Israel and the militant Hezbollah group. Some local TV stations reported the blast was in a building where fireworks were stored.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Weather Update: Wednesday Morning’s Forecast – September 23rd, 2020

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Remnants Of Beta Are On The Way!   Wednesday: Clouds will definitely thicken and increase for Wednesday, but it'll stay dry until Thursday....
video

Mom to Mom – Make The Ultimate Home Movie Night

We're going to show you how to create the ultimate family movie night.
video

UTC researchers working to help keep folks on roadways safe in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - UTC research looks to better the safety of folks on the roadways in Chattanooga. Hamilton County ranks 3rd in the state...
video

Chattanooga Council Members move forward on budget amendment regarding employee pay raises

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Chattanooga City Council members took action to move forward on amending the budget to exclude city employee raises. Council members took...