Hundreds of people have been wounded in a huge blast that ripped through city according to the country's health minister.
Hamad Hassan, Lebanon's health minister, said hundreds were wounded in the explosion.
Video of the incident t shows a large column of smoke billowing from above an area of the port that houses large warehouses, before a large orange blast is seen and a massive dome-shaped blast wave shoots into the air.
Glass storefronts and windowless across the city were instantly shattered in the blast while videos and pictures shared on social media showed doors ripped form their hinges and ceilings filled with gaping holes.
The blast wave from the explosion caused extensive damage to buildings within a large radius of the blast site.
"I was kilometres away; the glass broke everywhere around me," said Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr, reporting from Beirut.
"The explosion was felt across the city," she added. "There is chaos in the streets."
Though, the cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertain.
Piroll is a creative writer, social-political commentator, socio-researcher, and sports analyst. He holds certificates in media management and data journalism from the Thomas Foundation Institute of Journalism. He works as a... Read More
No fewer than 10 people have been confirmed dead after the roof of a popular church came crashing down during a baptism ceremony in Mexico.The unfortunate incident occurred in the northeastern coastal town of Ciudad Madero in the Tamaulipas state on Sunday, October 1Forty-nine people were taken to hospital after the collapse at Santa Cruz church in the coastal city of Ciudad Madero in Tamaulipas state. At least two children are reported to be among those killed.Arou...
At least 632 people have died in a earthquake in Morocco. This is the strongest earthquake in the country in 123 years.The 6.8 magnitude natural disaster was felt as far as Spain and Portugal.The recovery authorities are still working to save people from the Scrabble.The incidence happened around 12AM earlier today.Naijacrawl will keep you posted as event unfold.
No fewer than 63 people have died in a fire incident that occurred in a multi-story building in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, emergency services said.Emergency Management Services said another 43 people were injured in the blaze, which broke out early on Thursday.The building has been evacuated, and spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said a search and recovery operation was underway. It was likely the death toll would rise, he said, and it was not immediately...