05 August 2020

"Shocked, Saddened": PM Narendra Modi On Huge Beirut Explosion That Killed 73

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning mentioned he was "shocked and saddened" by large explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, last night that killed at least 73 individuals and wounded over 4,000.
"Shocked and saddened by the massive explosion in Beirut city leading to loss of life and property. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved households and the injured (sic)," his workplace quoted him as saying in a tweet.

Yesterday, two huge explosion in Lebanon's capital Beirut - caught on digital camera - left over 70 individuals dead and thousands are injured. Shocking visuals, which captured the chaos in the city, showed buildings shaking and wounded individuals stumbling alongside the particles.


The blasts on the port - most powerful explosion in years in Beirut - had been heard throughout the small nation and as far away as Nicosia on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, 240 kilometres (around 150 miles ) away, news agency AFP reported.

The reason for the explosions was not instantly clear however a top official, General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, mentioned confiscated explosive materials had been stored on the city's port.

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun mentioned that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, utilized in fertilisers and bombs, had been stored for six years at the port with out safety measures, and mentioned it was "unacceptable", news agency Reuters reported.



Amid condolences pouring from internationally, US President Donald Trump mentioned: "It might look like it based mostly on the explosion. I met with a few of our nice generals they usually simply appear to really feel that it was. This was not a - some type of a producing explosion sort of a occasion. … They appear to assume it was a assault. It was a bomb of some variety, sure."