Lebanon: Army and security forces deployed in Beirut following port explosions

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Lebanese security forces, including the army and the police, were deployed in the area close to the explosions at Beirut port, on Tuesday, to ensure safety.

Army personnel as well as police officers were seen deployed close to the port, as they set up fences and diverted the traffic. Scores of ambulances could also be spotted arriving on site.

According to the Lebanon’s Health Minister, at least 50 people were killed and nearly 2,700 injured after several explosions hit the port area of Beirut earlier in the day.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosions which destroyed several buildings.

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