A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.
Officials said they expected the death toll to rise further after Tuesday’s blast as emergency workers dug through rubble to rescue people and remove the dead. It was the most powerful explosion in years to hit Beirut, which is already reeling from an economic crisis and a surge in coronavirus infections.
Many Tamil film celebrities have expressed shock over the incident. Here are some of their tweets.
Gautham Karthik: “This is horrifying! My prayers for the people of #Beirut #Lebanon.”
Shanthanu Bhagyaraj: “This is so disheartening to watch #prayforbeirut.”
Priya Anand: “The Images and videos coming out of #Beirut is heartbreaking. 2020 continues with new disasters… My Prayers and thoughts with the people of Lebanon.”
Manjima Mohan reacted to a tweet pertaining to the news from The New York Times’s Twitter account by posting a broken heart emoji.
Vedhika stated: “Just saw visuals of a massive blast in #Beirut.” Harish Kalyan, who uploaded a video, said, “All our prayers with the people of #Beirut #Lebanon.”