In the wake of the twin Beirut blasts claiming 78 lives and 4,000 casualties, Burj Khalifa illuminated its facade in the colours of Lebanon’s flag showing solidarity with the country’s victims
78 killed and 4,000 injured in Beirut blasts
Two explosions filled the Beirut Downtown sky yesterday afternoon after a warehouse containing seized bombs worth 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate erupted into a mushroom-shaped blast destroying a vast majority of buildings, cars, shops and roads. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab says he will ensure the people responsible for the factory are held accountable for the devastation.
Burj Khalifa lights up for Lebanon
Scores of residents gathered at Downtown Dubai to watch Burj Khalifa shine in the colours of Lebanon’s flag following the twin blasts in Beirut yesterday afternoon. Check it out:
Sheikh Mohammed sends a message in solidarity with Beirut blast victims
Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted a message offering condolences to the victims and wishing Lebanon “patience and solace.”
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also tweeted a message saying “Our thoughts and prayers are with our Lebanese brothers and sisters during these trying times. We pray that God grants you patience and solace. God bless Lebanon and the Lebanese people.”
UAE Embassy in Beirut issues advisory for citizens
It’s worth mentioning the UAE Embassy in Beirut advises its citizens to keep away from areas affected by the blast and adhere to Lebanon’s procedures. Those in need of help must call 009611829999.
(Featured photograph credit: Dubai Media Office)