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Many are feared killed after a large explosion during rush hour rocked a stronghold of the Shiite Hezbollah group in the ...
suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut. (Jan. 2)
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBeirut, Lebanon - January 2, 20141. Wide, Chaotic scene in road leading to blast scene, with bystanders and emergency workers making their way there2. Tight, Gun shots are fired as onlookers surround mangled car damaged in blast3. Wide, Smoke rises from building damaged in explosion4. Tight, Fire engine near scene of blast5. Wide, Fire engine making its way to scene of blast6. Tight, People surround car with shattered windows 7. Wide, Bystanders and emergency workers comb through debris still smoking after the explosion8. Tight, Ambulance makes its way towards the scene of the blast9. Mid, Red Cross Ambulance vehicle arriving at Bahman hospital10. Wide, Injured man on a stretcher surrounded by medical personnel being taken out of ambulance vehicleSTORYLINE: A number of people were feared killed in Lebanon's capital Beirut on Thursday after a large explosion during rush hour rocked a stronghold of the Shiite Hezbollah group.An Associated Press reporter on the scene saw two bodies on the street, and at least 10 wounded people.At least one building had its front blown off, nearby buildings were damaged and several cars were completely destroyed.People injured in an explosion were taken to Bahman hospital near the site of the explosion.The nature of the explosion, that hit during rush hour was not immediately clear, but a Lebanese security official said it appeared to be caused by a car bomb.