Watch: Massive Explosion at Fireworks Factory Rocks Beirut

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A massive explosion at the port in Beruit, Lebanon sent a shockwave across the city, blowing out windows and sending people scrambling for cover. 

While casualty figures were not available, the Daily Star reports that “dozens are feared dead” in the wake of the blast.

According to state media, the explosion was the result of a fire at a warehouse for fireworks near the port. 

Video shared to social media shows the blast followed by a shockwave making its way across the city.

“The city is in a state of panic,” reported CNN‘s Ben Wedeman. “The city is in a state of shock.”

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