Beirut explosion: Cricket fraternity mourns devastating incident in Lebanon

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 05, 2020, 02.39 PM(IST)

Beirut explosion: Cricket fraternity mourns horrific incident in Lebanon Photograph:( AFP )

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Indian cricketers including the likes of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh among others reacted to the devastating blast in Beirut as they condoled the loss of over 100 lives in the Lebanese city. 

The horrifying blast in Lebanon’s Beirut on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, as per the Lebanese Red Cross with numbers expected to shoot up. More than 400 people have been injured in the blast after a giant smoke could was seen at the site, before high speed shockwaves impacted the nearby areas of the city’s port. 

Indian cricketers including the likes of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh among others reacted to the devastating blast in Beirut as they condoled the loss of over 100 lives in the Lebanese city. 

“Heartbreaking and shocking. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Lebanon,” Indian captain Virat Kohli wrote. 

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“Disturbing visuals coming out of #Lebanon Thoughts are with the people who lost and are injured in the explosion. God bless the souls of the lost ones. Sometimes tears are words the heart can't express #BeirutBlast,” veteran Manoj Tiwary tweeted. 

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“This looks scary. Just can't imagine how many people are going to be injured or even worse . Phewwwww that too during this pandemic . Can't imagine what Lebanon as a country must be going through,” Dinesh Karthik wrote.

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The horrific blast is seen as a major blow to Lebanon, which is already suffering due to COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. 

"Until now over 4,000 people have been injured and over 100 have lost their lives. Our teams are still conducting search and rescue operations in the surrounding areas," a statement said.

Michel Aoun, the president has claimed that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was being stored for six years with no safety measures, calling it “unacceptable”.

The blast hit Beirut at 6 pm local time (1500 GMT), following which a fire continue to blaze across the port district, which cast an orange glow in the night sky.