Major General Abbas Ibrahim, of Lebanon’s General Security Directorate has revealed that the Beirut explosion was caused by “high explosive materials.”
The Lebanese official said the massive blast that shook Beirut’s port area on Tuesday was caused by the materials.
The official told the Lebanese TV that it would be “naive to describe such an explosion as due to fireworks.”
CNN reports that there were gory sites in hospitals in the capital city as hit patients struggled for life. Some had their limbs shattered while others had shards of glasses damaging their faces and bodies.