A large blast just hit the Lebanese capital city, Beirut, leaving many wounded.

According to reports, the explosion was in a port area of the city, with unconfirmed reports of a second blast. It is being feared that there are many casualties.

Social media users have posted videos of the explosions from their views, and many felt the explosion in their own homes, as it left windows are glass shattered. Twitter users in Beirut also say the blast has left many in the hospital, and hospitals are quickly filling up.

The explosion is rumoured to have been caused by a ship carrying fireworks, but no certain report has been given so far.