WATCH LIVE: Emergency workers survey the devastation from Tuesday's enormous explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Posted at 7:26 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 07:27:40-04

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon's health minister says more than 70 people were killed and more than 3,000 were injured in the huge explosion that rocked Beirut Tuesday.

On Wednesday, emergency workers were seen surveying the destruction. Watch it live in the media player below:

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The blast Tuesday flattened much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. Hours later, ambulances still carried away the wounded as army helicopters helped battle fires raging at the port

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