Huge explosion rocks Beirut, injuring thousands across Lebanese capital
By Ghazi Balkiz, Tamara Qiblawi and Ben Wedeman, CNN
Updated 4:53 PM ET, Tue August 4, 2020
Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut on Tuesday, injuring thousands of people and blowing out windows in buildings across the city.The blast near the port in the Lebanese capital sent up a huge mushroom cloud-shaped shockwave, flipping cars and damaging distant buildings. It was felt as far as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away.At least 50 people were killed in the blast — with many more feared dead — and at least 2,750 people have been wounded, Health Minister Hamad Hassan told reporters.