Massive explosion erupted in Lebanon at the city’s port, the blast in the capital, beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 4,000 other.
An investigation is under way to find the exact trigger for the explosion. Lebanon’s Supreme Defence Council said those responsible would face the “maximum punishment” possible.
The explosion which occured in the afternoon shook several parts of the capital with local Red cross reporting widespread damage.
The prime minister said the blast was caused by the ignition of more than 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored, insecurely, at a warehouse. The explosion is still under investigation.
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