Alittihad | Lebanon24 Home Latest News Lebanon News Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday evening. As of the time of writing, the cause and exact location of the explosion has yet to be confirmed by official sources. View this post on Instagram More of the explosion in Beirut. DM for Video Credit. A post shared by The961 Buzz – Lebanon (@the961buzz) on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:00am PDT While some preliminary reports claimed that it targeted former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s residence, other sources maintain that it took place at the Port of Beirut. الانفجار في مرفأ بيروت وليس في بيت الوسط pic.twitter.com/YHCOuVbTts— Nadine Bakkour (@NBakkour) August 4, 2020 Sources told LBCI that the explosion was caused by a fireworks stash at the Port. Several videos have surfaced showing the instant of the explosion in the capital. “There was a loud rumble in the ground, we thought it was an earthquake. Suddenly the windows burst open. Everyone was out on the balconies,” a Beirut resident told The961. The Lebanese Red Cross is currently asking people to clear the road for ambulances to pass through to the explosion site. لحظة الانفجار pic.twitter.com/1qGyQg48gz— Leila Hatoum (@Leila1H) August 4, 2020 Aftermath videos emerging: View this post on Instagram Aftermath of the explosion in Beirut. DM for Video Credit A post shared by The961 Buzz – Lebanon (@the961buzz) on Aug 4, 2020 at 8:45am PDT People as far as Larnaca, Cyprus reported hearing the explosion. Facebook Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Support our independent media - contribute today! Become a Patron!