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An explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital Beirut earlier today, causing significant damage. Windows in buildings located several kilometres away from the epicentre of the blast were knocked out. It remains unclear how many people were injured in the incident, as many remain trapped under rubble.
A massive explosion occurred in the port of Beirut, leaving at least 50 people dead and injuring 2,750 others, according to the authorities' preliminary data.