A massive blast rocked Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday causing widespread damage to several buildings.

The cause of the explosion in the city’s port region was not immediately clear. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings.

Al Jazeera reported that the force of the blast was massive and it caused panic in the streets and pieces of glass were seen everywhere.

Though the cause of the blast is unknown, the initial reports have stated that the explosion occurred in Beirut’s port area containing warehouses.

More details awaited…