An Explosion Causes Panic in Beirut on 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima

DJ Snake, Hayley Orrantia, and more  react to a massive explosion in Beirut causing many injuries in the community of Lebanese capital. 

Russell Ray

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: August 4th, 2020 1:06 pm pst

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Footage shared to twitter from a rooftop shows an explosion in Beirut. A small blast can be seen in the video which then turns into a fiery explosion with a red plume of smoke. Local hospitals in Lebanon have been advised by the health minister, Hamad Hassan, to prepare for victims from the blast.  

The Red Cross of Lebanon has been called to move into the area that has been affected. Volunteers are trying to reach the area that has extensive damage. Major General Abbas Ibrahim from the General Security Directorate of Lebanon said the explosion came from “high explosive materials” which were confiscated.  

Celebrities and civilians have taken to twitter with reactions.   

“The video I just saw of Beirut is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. Something straight out of a movie wow.,” Columbus Crew Player Derrick Etienne Jr said. 

More videos are surfacing, including a father trying to protect his son in their home from the blast. 

Hayley Orrantia from the Goldbergs said, “Absolutely devastating to watch. Prayers up for #Beirut!”

DJ Snake tweeted that his thoughts and prayers are with everyone suffering this horrible tragedy.

The Lebanese health minister says more than 2,500 people have been injured and at least 25 are dead. The blast happens to be on the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima. 

We continue to send our thoughts here at AfterBuzz for all the victims who have suffered from the explosion.

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