A massive explosion rocked Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, on Tuesday. The cause of the blast is yet unknown but it is said to have centered on a "fireworks depot."
At least 100 people are confirmed dead so far, with "many more" feared killed and at least 4,000 injured. Among the deceased is reportedly the leader of a political party. The blast also reportedly did "considerable damage" to the presidential palace.
There are reports that ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive compound commonly used as a high-nitrogen fertilizer, was being stored at the location. President Trump said late Tuesday that U.S. generals told him that they believe the blast was due to "an attack ... a bomb of some kind."
Videos of the devastating explosion and its aftermath circulated on social media.
The blast was so powerful that it formed a mini mushroom cloud and sent a shock wave through the city.
Beirut Port before and after the explosion:
The blast was felt 150 miles away and shattered glass in buildings several miles from its epicenter.
Israel has denied involvement and offered humanitarian aid:
Breaking on Tuesday night: President Trump said that American generals believe the explosion was due to "an attack ... a bomb of some kind":
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.