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Video: Massive Explosions in Beirut

Two very large explosions happened today in Lebanon’s capital of Beirut. Joyce Karam, a reporter for The National, a Middle East news outlet based in the United Arab Emirates, shares context and two video angles — the second angle is particularly jarring:

Update: Here is a look at the aftermath:

The Pentagon has provided a statement to Reuters:

Another video of the aftermath:

Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made recent threats to Hezbollah, an Israeli official told the AP that Israel had “nothing to do” with the explosions.

Per Axios, Lebanon’s health minister has said that at least 30 people have died and 3,000 more were injured in the blasts. According to Reuters, Lebanon’s interior minister said “highly explosive” materials were used in the blast.

This is a developing story and we will provide any relevant updates.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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