A massive explosion of an ammonium nitrate fertiliser depot that rocked Lebanon’s capital city Beirut on Tuesday (4th August) evening has reportedly killed 73 people and injured nearly 4,000 locals.
The blast not only caused destruction in the area, but also caused damage to several other buildings located a few kilometres from the location. Sadly, among those impacted by the incident include Nur Sajat‘s boyfriend, Lebanese native Jad Issa.
In responding to a netizen’s question about Jad’s current condition, the queer figure said, “Alhamdulillah, he is doing fine. However, one of his relatives died at the scene.” 😭” Additionally, Sajat also took to her Instagram to share the situation happening at the country as a result of the explosion. However, scrolling through Jad’s Instagram, the 27-year-old hunk has yet to address the news.
Meanwhile, as reported by Malaysiakini, the officials expected the death toll to rise following the blast, as emergency workers dug through rubble to rescue people and retrieve the dead. The explosion was the most powerful one yet to hit Beirut, which is already suffering from an economic crisis as well as the surge of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Following the unfortunate event, Lebanese President Michel Aoun has called on the Cabinet to hold an emergency meeting to declare a state of emergency in Beirut for two weeks.
The hashtags #PrayForBeirut and #PrayForLebanon have also been circulating on social media.