19:22 GMT21 September 2020
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    A large explosion occurred in the vicinity of Beirut’s port earlier today, with multiple reports of people injured and damaged buildings.

    A live broadcast shows the aftermath of a massive explosion that rocked Beirut, with houses damaged or destroyed in the Lebanese capital.

    According to a Sputnik correspondent, dozens of Beirut's residents were injured in the blast. Ambulances have started transporting the wounded from the Zaytuna Bay area and neighbouring quarters; most of the wounds were caused by shrapnel.

    The epicentre of the blast was reportedly located in a pyrotechnics warehouse near the granaries in the port.

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