According to the Daily Star newspaper, a car bomb ripped Thursday through the southern Beirut suburb of Ruwaiss in Dahiyeh causing extensive damage in the area.

Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said the latest death toll count stands at 24. Lebanese Red Cross official George Kettaneh said at least 284 people were wounded. Seven people remain missing following the balst.

Charbel says a suicide bomber may have been behind the deadly car bombing.

Here's a look at some of the heartbreaking photos that have emerged in the aftermath of this latest tragedy to hit Lebanon.


Plumes of smoke were seeing pouring from buildings immediately following the blast on August 15, 2013 (Photo via NYTimes).


Lebanese emergency workers attempt to tackle the flames at the site of a car bomb in southern Beirut on Thursday (Photo via Karim Del Chami on Twitter).


Cars burn at the site of the explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs, REUTERS/Mahmoud Kheir (Photo via the Daily Star).


Lebanese civilians and emergency personnel gather at the site of a car bomb between the Bir el-Abed and Ruwaiss neighborhoods (Photo via NBC news).


Dozens of people were trapped in burning cars and buildings following the blast in Beirut (Photo via Dailymail).


The aftermath of the blast on Friday morning (Photo via Photo via Ayman Shehadi on Twitter).

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