Huge car bomb in Beirut kills at least two
A massive car bomb exploded in a street in central Beirut during rush hour on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring 46. The bomb exploded on the street where the office of the anti-Assad Christian Phalange Party is located.
Ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast near Sassine Square in Ashafriyeh, a mostly Christian neighborhood. A security source confirmed two dead. At least 46 people were injured, according to another.
Several cars were destroyed by the blast and the front of a multi-story building was badly damaged, with tangled wires and metal railings falling to the ground. Residents ran about in panic searching for relatives while others helped carry the injured to ambulances.
Security forces have covered the area.
| Expect this toll to rise rapidly.|
Posted by: ryuge