#PrayforLebanon: World rallies as Beirut explosion wreaks chaos
Thousands of people have been injured and the death toll keeps rising after a massive blast in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday.
More bodies are being discovered as search and rescue teams work their way through the rubble, reports The Guardian.
A two week state of emergency has been proposed.
Authorities blamed the blast on ammonium nitrate, a highly reactive chemical that was stored in a warehouse.
At least 78 people have been killed in the blast.
Around the world, people have been rallying together to show their support for the country.
Can't believe that in the middle of this pandemic ,people in Lebanon is now facing another disaster. Sending prayers and deepest condolences to our dear Lebanese brothers and sisters. May God always guide you. Godbless you all😫😫#PrayForLebanon pic.twitter.com/Osq6bmr166— VANTE SY⁷🇵🇭 #PrayForLebanon (@sceneryyyy_tae) August 5, 2020