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Beirut, Lebonan blast: Biggest ‘bomb blast’ in History killing almost 78 & more than 4,000 wounded

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The world remains in shock after Beirut, the Lebanese Capital, experienced one of the biggest bomb blasts in its history on the central port killing 78 people and some 4,000 wounded. People of Pakistan are also mourning the loss of such magnitude and the hashtag #PrayingForBeirut has started trending in the country.

People are constantly sharing the images of the beautiful port of Beirut that has now turned into a pile of rubble.

 

The explosion on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the city, though the cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

People are praying for their fellow Muslim brothers and sisters.

Health Minister Hassan Hamad had earlier reported at least 70 deaths, according to an official with the Lebanese Red Cross, George Kettaneh, who also warned that the death toll could rise further.

Officials linked the explosion to some 2,700 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the port for six years.

President Michel Aoun called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday and said a two-week state of emergency should be declared.

US President Donald Trump said the huge explosion that shook Beirut appeared to be a “terrible attack.”

“We have a very good relationship with the people of Lebanon and we will be there to help. It looks like a terrible attack,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“I’ve met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that this was not some kind of manufacturing explosion type of an event … They seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind.”

This claim by Trump gives a new color to the terrible situation already going on.
Celebrities and big names in politics also expressed grief over the attack.

 

Prime Minister Imran Khan also tweeted his deepest condolences and lent his support in spirit to the people in Beirut.

The Turkish superstar, Esra Bilgic also expressed her immense grief.

This tragedy comes amidst the widespread pandemic, Lebanon has recorded more than 5,000 cases of the virus, including 65 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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