Blast rocks Beirut, unknown number of casualties

By REUTERS
December 27, 2013 10:02




BEIRUT - An explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Friday, causing an unknown number of casualties.

The blast was heard across the city and a plume of black smoke was seen rising in the downtown business district near the Phoenicia Hotel.

Ambulances were seen taking victims from the area, a witness said.


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