A huge explosion shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, causing wide-scale destruction across the city.
The Lebanese Red Cross says more than 100 people have died and thousands are injured.
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab cited ammonium nitrate stored in a building as the likely cause of the explosion.
– Lebanese Red Cross says more than 100 people are dead and thousands are injured from the explosion
– Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud said over 300,000 people are homeless after the blast and the damage extends through half of the city
– Abboud also said 10 firefighters have been killed
– A search and rescue operation for survivors started on Wednesday morning
– Lebanon’s prime minister cites ammonium nitrate as the likely cause
– High Defense Council declares a two-week state of emergency
-Beirut has total population of around 1.5 million.
– Cost of damage from blast tops $3 billion.