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Lebanon's health minister says many injuries and large damage from Beirut blast - LBC TV

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Health, Hamad Hasan speaks during a news conference, after the country's first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed, in Beirut, Lebanon February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Health Minister Hamad Hasan said an explosion in central Beirut on Tuesday had caused a “very high number of injuries” and extensive damage, Lebanese LBC television channel quoted the minister as saying.

Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Gareth Jones

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