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Israel has nothing to do with the blast at the port of Beirut, Reuters reported referring to the Israeli official.

“Israel has nothing to do with the incident,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

Israel’s Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi told Israeli N12 TV channel that the blast was most likely an accident caused by a fire.

Numerous buildings were damaged as a result of an incident. The collapse of houses and numerous injuries are reported. The media said there is at least 10 dead, but there is no official confirmation yet.

Some Lebanese media have speculated that the blast could have been the result of an Israeli airstrike. The Lebanese state news agency reported that the explosion could have been caused by a fire in a pyrotechnic warehouse.

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