New numbers have the death toll for the Beirut blast at 400 dead and more than 4500 injured. 24 hours after the explosion, people are starting to share their videos of what they were doing at the time of the explosion and direct close-ups of the blast itself.
We live in such a connected time that we’re getting videos from CCTV and wedding pictures/videos from the exact moment of the blast.
Some of these are tough to watch. Especially the three little kids who were bowled over by their condo windows.
— mumthazadam (@mumthazhmt) August 5, 2020
Video of bride on wedding day in Beirut captures moment massive warehouse explosion ripped through the city pic.twitter.com/ZsH20S4TGt
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 5, 2020
— H&A🤝 (@HanneyAngel) August 5, 2020
Priest celebrates live streamed Mass when a massive explosion rips through Beirut. pic.twitter.com/uvhEW33cFa
— Norbert Elekes (@NorbertElekes) August 5, 2020
— Sudhanshu (@shoee25) August 5, 2020
Deeply saddened to see kids who went through this trauma.
The Lebanese people r currently facing a pandemic,an eco & pol crisis,famine & now this explosion. Keep them in ur prayers.
Houses destroyed,many casualties r reported😭#PrayForLebanon #Beirut#Beirut#LebanonExplosion pic.twitter.com/J2nTrarOhg
— Asfand (@asfand_says) August 5, 2020
— Mango Mantel (@mangomantle) August 5, 2020
The maid who snatched the little girl from harm’s way on the balcony deserves a raise btw.
According to the Lebanese Government, the 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was being stored in that port warehouse, (among hundreds of thousands of civilians) had been there for years with ‘no plan to remove it.’
The chemicals belonged to the terror group Hezbollah who has a bad habit of storing weapons and explosives in residential areas to deter other countries blowing up there cache which is a real dick move and this is the result.
If you think about it, please donate to the Lebanese Red Cross who are already on the ground trying to help those who need it most and if you have family or friends in the area who were unaffected, there’s a huge need for blood donors at the moment so pass it all on.
you can DONATE to the Beirut local ambulance service by downloading the Lebanese Red Cross app & signing up. then:
– select a one time or monthly payment & the amount (min $2)
– select any local ambulance station in Beirut (see map)
– donate pic.twitter.com/v6HiCuNCrR
— r (@blondedangeI) August 4, 2020