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Beirut Explosion: Deaths, sorrow and destructions take over Lebanon's captial | PHOTOS

On Tuesday Lebanon's capital, Beirut witnessed a huge mushroom cloud of fireball and smoke. Some people thought it was a nuclear detonation. Others described the popping and bursting of fireworks and a raging fire that spread to another building, triggering the blast felt kilometers (miles) away. The massive explosion collapsed balconies, shattered windows and ripped bricks from buildings, killing at least 70 people and injuring more than 3,000.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 05, 2020 9:42 IST
People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP
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People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

On Tuesday Lebanon's capital, Beirut witnessed a huge mushroom cloud of fireball and smoke. Some people thought it was a nuclear detonation. Others described the popping and bursting of fireworks and a raging fire that spread to another building, triggering the blast felt kilometers (miles) away. The massive explosion collapsed balconies, shattered windows and ripped bricks from buildings, killing at least 70 people and injuring more than 3,000.

According to Associated Press, authorities said they had not determined a cause for the blast. Abbas Ibrahim, chief of Lebanese General Security, said it might have been caused by highly explosive material that was confiscated from a ship some time ago and stored at the port. Local television channel LBC said the material was sodium nitrate.

Indiatvnews.com brings to some photos that capture the horror, devastation and reach of the explosion.

India Tv - People run in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Ph

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People run in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

India Tv - A man evacuates an injured person after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 202

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A man evacuates an injured person after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

 

India Tv - People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP

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People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

India Tv - Civilians help to evacuate an injured sailor from a ship which was docked near the explosion scene t

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Civilians help to evacuate an injured sailor from a ship which was docked near the explosion scene that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

India Tv - A wounded woman is evacuated after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (A

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A wounded woman is evacuated after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

India Tv - Injured people stand after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/

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Injured people stand after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

India Tv - Smoke rises in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP P

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Smoke rises in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

 

India Tv - Rescue workers help an injured man at the explosion scene that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, T

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Rescue workers help an injured man at the explosion scene that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

India Tv - People evacuate a wounded person after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

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People evacuate a wounded person after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

India Tv - Injured people are evacuated after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (A

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Injured people are evacuated after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

India Tv - Injured people stand after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Pho

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Injured people stand after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

India Tv - Civilians carry a person at the explosion scene that hit the seaport, in Beirut Lebanon, Tuesday, Au

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Civilians carry a person at the explosion scene that hit the seaport, in Beirut Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

 

India Tv - Ambulances drive past the site of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP

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Ambulances drive past the site of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

 

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