BEIRUT EXPLOSION IN LEBANON has massive destruction and in this article reaction of the world on this blast is also mentioned. Lebanese bodies are lying in the streets after a massive blast in Beirut, the country’s capital. Some hospitals were devastated while the nation fought Covid-19. The governor makes comparisons to Nagasaki and Hiroshima. 240 kilometres distant in Cyprus, the bomb could be heard there. A significant explosion on Tuesday left more than 5000 people injured and over 160 people dead. The fact that many Lebanonis are missing makes residents in Beirut more afraid. The number of fatalities will increase as the inquiry continues. The explosion causes a tsunami that is 15 feet high. Due to a significant explosion, more than 300,000 people in Lebanon are unable to sleep in their homes. Read more
The Ruler of Beirut
According to the governor of Beirut, since 2014, a warehouse has held around 2700 metric tonnes of explosive ammonium nitrate. According to current investigation and research, ammonium nitrate is the source of a significant explosion. The enormous explosion claimed many lives and caused about $5 billion in damage. An enormous explosion in Beirut devastated 90% of the hotels. (Learn More)
Lebanon custom head sent six memos warnings of dangerous substances stored in Beirut’s port.
Reaction of the world to Lebanon explosion
United Nations (UN)
Secretary-General (Antonio Guterres) of the UN offers his deepest condolences to families of victims of the explosion. “The UN remains committed to supporting Lebanon at this difficult time”
The UN high commissioner said that agency stood “in solidarity with people of Beirut and Lebanon in this tragic and testing time”.
France’s President Emanuel Macron will visit Lebanon (Beirut) to show his solidarity with people in the aftermath of a massive explosion.
France was sending equipment and personnel package to Lebanon to assist in emergency conditions.
France will also send military planes and 15 tons of equipment to Lebanon in addition 10 health professionals will go to Lebanon as soon as possible.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO says “we stand in solidarity with people of Lebanon”.
Mike Ryan director of WHO health emergencies program said “it is really very shocking event”
Ryan also said that who will assist Beirut with the crisis and stand with the people of Lebanon.
The (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) UAE ROYAL AIR WING donated the cost of transportation of kits to Lebanon.
EUROPEAN UNION (EU)
EUROPEAN UNION offered full support to Lebanon and activated its CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM (CPM) in response to the crisis. EU will send firefighters, dogs, vehicles, and equipment specialized in search and rescue. The EU also activated the Copernicus satellite mapping system to help Lebanon in accessing the extent of the damage.
EU said, “We stand with people of Lebanon and ready to mobilize further help”.
Greece, Netherlands, and the Czech Republic will participate in the scheme. France, Poland, and Germany also offered to assist Lebanon.
There were six Turkish citizens among the thousand wounded in Beirut’s massive explosion. Five had minor injuries, and the sixth was recovering from surgery. The two fatalities and eight other injuries in the disaster on Tuesday have been confirmed by the Philippine embassy in Beirut.