Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's Beirut; over 10 dead, hundreds injured

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A huge explosion near the centre of Beirut killed at least 10 people, injured hundreds and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse, witnesses and security sources said. The most powerful explosion to hit Beirut in years shook the ground, leaving some residents thinking an earthquake had struck.

Dazed and weeping, some of them wounded, people walked through streets checking to see if relatives were hurt. The blast occurred in the city’s port area, where there.

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