Huge Explosion in Beirut

A massive explosion has rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, killing at least 10.

The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city centre.

Lebanese security and medical sources said at least 10 people had been killed and the country's Health Minister Hamad Hasan said the blast had caused a "very high number of injuries," Lebanese LBC television channel quoted the minister as saying. Al Mayadeen television said hundreds were wounded.

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