“It was like an atomic bomb” people said
A Beirut resident's video shows shattered glass and debris strewn throughout her apartment after massive deadly explosion in Lebanon's capital.— ABC News (@ABC) August 5, 2020
At least 70 people were killed by the blast, with nearly 4,000 injured. https://t.co/z38Lfr33iP pic.twitter.com/iKdnN1zByY
The explosion occurred at a time when the economy of Lebanon was already failing down. Over the past few months, about half of the population has gone into poverty, owing to economic woes and coronavirus pandemic.
This is the moment an explosion occurred in the Lebanese capital Beirut.— SkyNews (@SkyNews) August 4, 2020
The explosion appeared to be centred around the city's port area containing warehouses and rippled through several areas of the capital.
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To show support, the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa lit up in Lebanese flag colors after the horrific Beirut port explosions.
The great Pyramids of Giza were also lit up.
The hashtag #PrayForLebanon became viral on Twitter with people posting their love and support for the Lebanese. Many shared artworks as well.
Sincere condolences to all the departed souls & praying for the speedy recovery of all those affected in Beirut, Lebanon.— Adil Faraz Khan (@Adil_512) August 5, 2020
All thoughts & prayers are with the people of Lebanon ????????#PrayForBeirut #PrayForLebanon pic.twitter.com/pS2qyFxOrH