A HUGE explosion has killed at least 135 people and left more than 5,000 injured after the blast devastated parts of Lebanon’s capital Beirut.
It has been reported the blast in Lebanon – which created a mushroom cloud – was a fifth the size of Hiroshima World War 2 bombing.
It is a disaster on a similar scale to that of 9/11 in the U.S.A.
Security sources have revealed that 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in the warehouse are to blame for the blast.
The death toll from Tuesday’s massive explosion in Beirut has risen to 135, reports Reuters in an update.
There are some 5,000 wounded and many still missing, Lebanon’s health minister told Al Manar television on Wednesday.
Beirut’s Governor says that more than 300,000 people in the city have been made homeless as a result of yesterday’s explosion.
Public Health Minister Hamad Hassan said a “large number of children” have been rescued.
But there are fears the death toll will rise further as searchers look for people trapped under rubble.
Also, hospitals are struggling to cope with the deluge of wounded people, due to a shortage of beds and equipment to treat those in a critical condition.
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We are devastated to hear about the horrendous explosion in Beirut. Please let the world pull together to send aid, practical and financial, to help the Lebanese people in their distress as they tend to their dead, injured and homeless, and then when they face the enormous task of clearing the debris of the explosion and re-build their city.
Comfort the bereaved, Father, and heal the injured. Give strength and courage to the emergency services as they work in the midst of such devastation.
May the whole world be united in praying for The Lebanon at this time. Thank You, Father.
In Jesus Name, Amen.