This aerial photo, taken on August 5, 2020, shows the aftermath of the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
Hussein Malla/AP

In pictures: Huge explosion rocks Beirut

Updated 2358 GMT (0758 HKT) August 2, 2021

This aerial photo, taken on August 5, 2020, shows the aftermath of the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
Hussein Malla/AP

More than 200 people were killed and thousands were injured after a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on August 4, 2020.

The cause of the blast, near the city's port, is still under investigation. Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, said that about 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers and bombs,