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Powerful Explosion Hits Beirut Suburb

UPDATE: Five people are reported dead and more than 50 are injured after a large explosion Thursday in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital.

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The explosion hit a densely populated neighborhood in southern Beirut, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reports. The area is said to be a stronghold of Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group.

Raw video footage shows chaos ensued in the crowded streets immediately following the explosion.

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