Massive blast rips through Beirut, killing 78 and injuring thousands

BEIRUT A huge blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 78 people, injured nearly 4,000 and sent shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital. Location of the blast: https://graphics.reuters.com/LEBANON-SECURITY/BLAST/xklvydjjqpg/chart.png Officials said they expected the death toll to rise further after Tuesday’s blast…