Lebanese health minister Hamad Hassan said that as a result of the explosion in the port of Beirut, dozens of people were injured, LBC quoted the minister as saying.
Al Hadath TV channel does not rule out that a missile strike was launched on the territory of the seaport. Al Mayadeen TV channel reported that the explosion occurred in a pyrotechnics warehouse, TASS reported.
According to the TASS correspondent, the blast wave shook the residential areas of the Lebanese capital. The facades of several buildings located near the port collapsed, residential buildings and offices were damaged.
According to the Lebanese Red Cross, dozens of people from different parts of the city have been taken to hospitals.