Photos: Explosion Leaves Beirut In Shatters

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Originally published on August 4, 2020 4:43 pm

An enormous explosion shook Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. At least 70 people are dead and at least 2,700 people were hurt, according to Minister of Health Hamad Hassan. The death toll is expected to rise as officials search for people who have been reported missing.

Buildings collapsed and glass shattered as helicopters and firefighters doused the flames in the city's port. Hospitals were overwhelmed, and ambulances lined up to work on search-and-rescue operations.

Read the latest on the explosion in Beirut here.

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A man walks through debris near the scene of the enormous explosion in Lebanon on Tuesday. At least 70 people were killed, and at least 2,700 people were hurt. The blast shattered windows and damaged buildings across a wide swath of Beirut.
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A firefighter checks a wounded man near the scene of the explosion in Beirut.
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A woman is assisted while walking through debris after Tuesday's explosion in Beirut.
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Firefighters douse a fire at Beirut's port. Hours after the blast, numerous Beirut hospitals are reportedly overwhelmed.
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The blast destroyed a silo at the port in Beirut. Several hours after the blast, emergency crews still had not been able to reach all of the wounded people in their homes, the Lebanese Red Cross said.
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Residents sweep glass off the sidewalk after the large explosion in Beirut. Images from the scene show that entire blocks of buildings were wrecked along the port, their structural supports crumpled by the blast. Numerous fires broke out, sending black smoke into the sky.
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A helicopter puts out a fire at the port in Beirut. Tuesday's explosion was felt miles away.
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Lebanese Red Cross ambulances gather outside the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut on Tuesday as they set up search-and-rescue operations for victims following the massive explosion.
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