Earlier today, a massive explosion shook the central city of Beirut, Lebanon's capital.
The entire city was covered in a thick pink cloud of smoke as the explosion shattered windows, knocked down doors and shook buildings several hundred feet away.
Breaking: Video shows the moment of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. pic.twitter.com/pwE0c4QQV4— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) August 4, 2020
According to CNN, the source of the explosion was a major fire at a firecracker warehouse, near the port in Beruit.
Local news has reported large numbers of wounded people and casualties while showcasing video evidence of cars being destroyed and flipped over by the explosion.
Videos and pictures from the explosion and the current state of Beirut has been circulating on Twitter:
Absolutely horrifying video of the explosion in Beirut. pic.twitter.com/GN0QWNxJY9— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) August 4, 2020