Officials of Lebanon say the huge explosion was caused by “confiscated high explosive materials” which has taken the lives of at least 80 people and over 4000 wounded.

Lebanon Prime Minister said an investigation is being conducted swiftly and thoroughly that will be focused on an estimated 2,750 metric tons of explosive ammonium nitrate that was being stored at the warehouse.

Hospitals are filled to brim with injured persons and people trying to find loved ones. Please send your prayers and support to Beirut during this time.