Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed joined world leaders from around the world in condoling to the death of 78 victims of the twin blasts in Beirut yesterday.
78 killed in Beirut blasts
A warehouse in Downtown Beirut erupted with thick plumes of white smoke following a massive mushroom-shaped explosion that damaged most of its surrounding areas claiming 78 lives and a whopping 4,000 people sustained injuries. Lebanon announced taking care of patients’ healthcare costs but will hold the people responsible for the factory accountable, playing host to firecrackers and bombs that contained 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, and it has a history of numerous industrial accidents in the past.
Sheikh Mohammed offers condolences to Beirut blasts victims
Emir of Dubai, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum condoled to the death of “our beloved people in Lebanon,” wishing its people “patience and solace.”
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his condolences, 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
Meanwhile, the UAE Embassy in Beirut tweeted offering its condolences for the victims’ families and wished injured patients speedy recovery. They issued a piece of cautionary advice for citizens to “avoid places and areas close to the place of the bombing in Beirut.” Anyone citizen in need of assistance must contact 009611829999.
(Featured photograph credit: Dubai Media Office)