In pictures: Chaos and destruction in Beirut after blast

A view of the damage at the Port of Beirut Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The site of the blast was almost entirely destroyed

Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, is mourning the victims of Tuesday’s huge blast, which killed more than 100, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction in the city.

There blast was felt hundreds of kilometres away in Cyprus.

Officials blame the explosion on several thousand tonnes of ammonium nitrate, stored in a warehouse for six years.

Several port officials have been placed under house arrest.

A street left entirely destroyed by the blast Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The whole city was shaken by the explosion
Men walk through a debris-covered street Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Many homes and businesses were destroyed
A view of the damage at Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque was also damaged
Damaged vehicles and buildings are seen near the site of Tuesday's blast Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Buildings were left completely gutted
A soldier walks through the streets of Beirut Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The explosion comes as Lebanon struggles with an economic crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic
Staff move a gurney in a damaged hospital Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Hospitals were overwhelmed
A man carries away an injured girl in Beirut Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A man carries away an injured girl in Beirut
A man sits in his house the day after the explosion Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption As many as 300,000 people have been left homeless

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