BEIRUT, Lebanon

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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