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Watch: Massive blast rocks Lebanon's capital, explosion captured on camera

Though the cause of the blast is unknown, the initial reports have stated that the explosion occurred in Beirut's port area containing warehouses. As of now, there is no information on the number of casualties.

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A massive blast took place in Lebanon`s capital Beirut on Tuesday damaging several buildings. Reports said the force of the blast was massive and it caused panic in the streets and pieces of glass were seen everywhere.

Though the cause of the blast is unknown, Lebanon's state news agency NNA said the blast occurred in the port area where there are warehouses housing explosives.

According to a Reuters report, the explosion injured many people as glass shattered and balconies collapsed from the impact.

A local broadcaster quoted the health minister as saying there was a "very high number" of injures and a large amount of damage.

Another TV report said that hundreds were wounded.

India Embassy in Lebanon said two big explosions were heard in Central Beirut this evening. The embassy issued helpline numbers for Indians in need of any assistance.

Further information is awaited. 

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