A huge explosion took place in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday near the house of a former prime minister, said press reports and accounts from the scene.
A large number of people were reportedly injured, while former Premier Saad al-Hariri is said to be unharmed, according to initial reports.
Al-Hariri’s residence, government property, and surrounding buildings suffered great damage in the explosion near the Port of Beirut.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz
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