At least 100 people were killed and 4,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday, Lebanon’s health minister told Reuters.
It’s still unclear what exactly caused the explosion, centered on the city’s port area. It was earlier blamed on a fire that broke out.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister said an investigation would focus on an estimated 2,750 tons of the explosive ammonium nitrate, stored at a warehouse for six years.
A CNN senior international correspondent said the blast felt like an earthquake, while one witness said she had never felt an explosion like it in the city.