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Amidst Pandemic, Lebanon Was Shocked With A Massive Explosion

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Beirut, Lebanon was shocked by a massive explosion that sent an enormous blast wave across the city as that also could be felt 240km. The scale of the damage is huge, even the buildings that are miles from the port lying in ruin.


Lebanon’s prime minister, Hassan Diab, said the explosion was caused by 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that was stored unsafely in a warehouse for six years. The explosions cause at least 78 deaths and more than thousands are injured. The prime minister also declared a national day of mourning for the victims of the explosion. an official period of mourning for three days from Wednesday.

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Not only that, the blast comes at such a terrible time for Lebanon because they are on brink of financial collapse and also fighting with the pandemic. Hospitals that are already dealing with the coronavirus crisis were quickly filled beyond their capacity. They had to issue pleas for blood donations and generators to keep the lights going.

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Lebanon’s Supreme Defence Council recommended in declaring Beirut a disaster-stricken city and also announced that the government would release 100 billion lira (RM 60.9 Billion) of emergency funds.

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People all around the world are sending their prayers to the people in Beirut,Lebanon.

Let’s pray for those in needs and help them as much as we can

Info via The Guardian