Explosions in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, caused injuries and incredible amounts of damage on Tuesday. Fiery brown smoke and a mushroom shaped cloud came as a blast and shockwave that could be seen for miles. At least 100 were killed and more than 4,000 injured. The aftermath of overturned vehicles, shattered windows and a sizable crater of over 250 feet across.
The cause of the blast was not immediately clear and is being investigated. The tragic event comes at a time when Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades and amid rising tensions between Israel and the militant Hezbollah group along Lebanon’s southern border.