Sky News Home Latest News Lebanon News On Tuesday the 4th of August, a big explosion took place in the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. This incident, which causes are not yet confirmed, left material damages, hundreds of injured, and, according to Reuters, there are now 10 confirmed death cases due to the explosion. View this post on Instagram A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, causing widespread damage and injuring many people, officials say. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port area of the city. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings. Lebanon's health minister, Hamad Hasan, has spoken of many injuries and extensive damage, while hospitals are said to be overwhelmed by casualties. Beirut's port zone has been cordoned off, with only emergency services and relatives of those who had been working in the area given access, AFP news agency reports. Tap the link in our bio to follow the latest updates. (📸: EPA/Getty Images) #Lebanon #Beirut #bbcnews A post shared by BBC News (@bbcnews) on Aug 4, 2020 at 10:25am PDT The Red Cross, according to what the Secretary-General told LBCI, is receiving hundreds of calls by the minute, and hospitals in the capital are now full of injured people. LBCI posted that among those affected by the explosion are MP Hassan Diab’s wife and daughter, along with a number of advisors in the Serail. VDalati & Nohra The Serail also witnessed material damages, like all other areas near the site of the explosion. Noting that the hashtag #Pray4Lebanon is not all over social media and hospitals are now calling on people to donate blood in all hospitals of the capital due to the high number of injuries. The961 Foundation is raising funds for the Lebanese Red Cross to help them in their response to this tragic incident. To donate, click here.