A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, August 4. The cause of the explosion was not yet clear at the time of writing.
An early report from the Associated Press said that a number of people were injured in the explosion. Videos of thick smoke rising amid buildings have circulated on social media, as well as footage described as showing interior damage.
This video, filmed by Karim Sokhn, show the moment of the explosion. Additional footage posted by Sokhn to his Instagram story shows smoke from the blast and injured people walking on a street. Credit: Karim Sokhn via Storyful