The massive explosion on Tuesday at Beirut’s port released a shockwave which caused widespread damage to buildings, shattering windows in different parts of the city.
The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.
Hamad Hassan, Lebanon’s health minister, said hundreds were wounded in the explosion.
Video of the incident taken by Al Jazeera shows a large column of smoke billowing from above an area of the port that houses large warehouses before a large orange blast is seen and a massive dome-shaped blast wave shoots into the air.
Glass storefronts and windowless across the city were instantly shattered in the blast while videos and pictures shared on social media showed doors ripped from their hinges and ceilings filled with gaping holes.