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Beirut explosion: Death toll crosses 100

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Published: 14:33, 5 August 2020   Update: 08:33, 5 August 2020
Beirut explosion: Death toll crosses 100

The blast in Lebanon’s Beirut has killed more than 100 people, as per the Lebanese Red Cross.

A giant smoke cloud was seen at the site, before high speed wind shockwaves impacted the area near the city’s port where it happened.

Until now over 4,000 people have been injured and over 100 have lost their lives. Our teams are still conducting search and rescue operations in the surrounding areas,” a statement said.

According to officials, the death toll is expected to increase, with authorities digging through rubble to find more corpses. Being seen as the most powerful explosion to hit Beirut in years, it is a major blow the country already suffering because of coronavirus and an economic crisis.

An additional 4,000 people have been injured in the attack. In the fallout of the explosion, windows were smashed, and the ground shook in the capital city.