A massive deadly explosion turns down Beirut into rocks on Tuesday, killing at least 136 people, roughly 5000 people injured and windows shattering and destroying buildings across a wide area of the city, according to officials.
The numbers climbed consistently as the day progressed, and with the injured despite everything spilling into emergency clinics and the search for missing individuals in progress, they were probably going to go even higher.
Turkey National Defense Department sent aid material for Beirut. “Our plane belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces, which took off from Ankara with medical aid materials, equipment and search and rescue personnel, reached Beirut, the capital of Lebanon where the explosion took place,” said in his tweet.
Tıbbi yardım malzemeleri, ekipmanlar ve arama-kurtarma personeli ile Ankara’dan havalanan TSK’ya ait uçağımız patlamanın yaşandığı Lübnan’ın başkenti Beyrut’a ulaştı. pic.twitter.com/nJekaVS3xL
— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) August 5, 2020
The head of Beirut’s Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital told state media that over 4000 individuals injured by the blast had shown up at that clinical focus. He included that the emergency clinic needed more beds for every one of them.
“Our hearts are with the Lebanese people in this great catastrophe. Mercy for the martyrs, patience, and solace for the families of the victims and recovery for the wounded. Peace from God and mercy to this proud nation,” Tweeted by Javad Zarif, foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the great and resilient people of Lebanon. As always, Iran is fully prepared to render assistance in any way necessary. Stay strong, Lebanon,” He further added.
The secretary-general of the Kataeb political group, Nizar Najarian, was killed in the impact, and among those harmed was Kamal Hayek, the director of the state-possessed electricity company, who was in very critical condition, the news officials said.
The blast destroys building over the city, including the official residence of Lebanon’s president and the Ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri headquarters. The area far as 10 kilometers away was badly damaged, the people of the island of Cyprus also felt the impact, as per the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).