(Watch) Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured, health minister admits.

Lebanese Prime Minister says #Beirut explosions caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left unsecured for 6 years in a warehouse, and he vows he would punish officials responsible for this. 50+ dead, 3,000 injured, hospitals overwhelmed.

An examination is in progress to locate the specific trigger for the blast. Lebanon's Supreme Defense Council said those mindful would confront the "most extreme discipline" conceivable.

President Michel Aoun tweeted it was "unacceptable" that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was stored unsafely.

Emergency clinics are supposed to be overpowered and numerous structures have been decimated.

President Aoun proclaimed a three-day grieving period, and said the legislature would discharge 100 billion lira (£50.5m; $66m) of crisis reserves.

Head administrator Hassan Diab considered it a fiasco and said those dependable must be considered responsible.

He talked about a "perilous distribution center" which had been there since 2014, yet said he would not pre-empt the examination.

Nearby media indicated individuals caught underneath rubble. An observer depicted the principal blast as stunning, and video film indicated destroyed vehicles and impact harmed structures.


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