(BEIRUT, Lebanon.) JUST IN: A massive explosion shook the capital on Tuesday wounding a number people and causing widespread damage that is still developing #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.04: The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city centre. Residents reported windows being blown out and a false ceilings dropping: The explosion appeared to be centered around Beirut’s port and caused wide scale destruction and shattered windows miles away:

UPDATE: Fmr PM Saad Hariri is fine following news.

Two explosions near port in Beirut #Lebanon , second one left lot of damages in houses and cars. Ambulances called to area.

Another video shows magnitude of when it happened pic.twitter.com/lV9p5qMxbu

— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) August 4, 2020

An Associated Press photographer near Beirut’s port witnessed people wounded on the ground and widespread destruction in central Beirut:

AceBreakingNews report …., [Aug 4, 2020 at 17:22] Extremely large explosion goes off in Beirut, Lebanon. Number of casualties said to be high. https://t.co/Odt2SE9VXS http://twitter.com/IsraelBreaking/status/1290679618287083527 August 04, 2020 at 05:02PM

Some local TV stations reported the blast was at Beirut’s port inside an area where firecrackers were stored:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Aug.04: 2020:

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