According to Reuters, At least 10 people are dead after the Beirut explosion, Lebanese security and medical sources say
On his part, Beirut mayor Maroun Abboud made his first comment following the explosion that shook Beirut. Beirut is now devastated and the scale of the damage is enormous, he said.
Local broadcaster LBC quoted the health minister as saying there was a “very high number” of injures and a large amount of damage. Al Mayadeen television said hundreds were wounded.