Large blaze rips through landmark Zaha Hadid-designed building in downtown Beirut (VIDEOS)

by RT

A large fire broke out inside a lavish Beirut department store, designed by world-famous architect Zaha Hadid. Fire crews were dispatched on site and managed to put out the blaze before it could spread further.

Videos from the scene show bright flames and thick plumes of black smoke coming from the futuristic building in the commercial district of Lebanon’s capital.

Firefighters have managed to put out the blaze and prevent it from spreading further, civil defense official George Abou Moussa told Reuters.

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