Home Latest News Lebanon News Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Tuesday noon, a large explosion at the Beirut Port shook Lebanese residents around the area and the aftermath is still unfurling, painfully. Videos circulating on social media show tremendous damages but also people in panic and casualties. View this post on Instagram Injured in Beirut following the explosion. Via: joasousa on Twitter A post shared by The961 Buzz – Lebanon (@the961buzz) on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:40am PDT So far, hundreds of people were reported injured, overwhelming the hospitals, and 11 people were reported killed. According to LBCI, the wife and daughter of Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab, and some advisors, are among the injured. Their injuries are reported minor. أضرار في السراي الحكومي جراء الانفجار واصابة ابنة رئيس الحكومة حسان دياب وزوجته ومستشارين بجروح طفيفة— LBCI Lebanon News (@LBCI_NEWS) August 4, 2020 Moreover, a member of the fire department is missing while trying to get on the scene, according to the governor of Beirut, and his unit has not been localized yet. #عاجل | محافظ بيروت: فقدنا فريق إطفاء ولا ندري أين هم عناصره— التلفزيون العربي (@AlarabyTV) August 4, 2020 Beirut is crowded with citizens searching for their loved ones. The internet is down in many parts of the city, which is not helping. At least 10 people are dead after the Beirut explosion, Lebanese security and medical sources say https://t.co/aCOqnVPiIU pic.twitter.com/uq0wheZEC1— Reuters (@Reuters) August 4, 2020 The explosion was so massive that it reverberated all the way to the north and the south and was heard in cities like Tyre and Tripoli. Some even claimed having heard it in Cyprus. It caused damages to many houses and also hospitals, hence the injuries of so many people in the city. View this post on Instagram Destruction at LAUMC rizk hospital Via Twitter xvibesftw A post shared by The961 Buzz – Lebanon (@the961buzz) on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:30am PDT Moreover, the Lebanese Red Cross’ hotline 140 is flooded with incoming calls from panicking citizens. People are urged to only contact the hotline 140 if they are in dire need of help so the Red Cross can attend to the injured and their efforts to save lives. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lebanese Red Cross (@lebaneseredcross) on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:49am PDT Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Support our independent media - contribute today! Become a Patron!