Our hearts and prayers go out to communities who have been affected by the massive explosion that devastated Lebanon's capital Beirut, killing more than 60 people, injuring more than 3,000, flattening much of the port, and sending a shock wave that damaged buildings across the city.
I would like to convey our deepest sympathies to all of the people of Lebanon and the Lebanese community of South Australia. We have many friends and a large and vibrant Lebanese Australian community here and no doubt they would be worried and anxious about family members and loved ones in Beirut, Lebanon. Thinking of you guys during this sad and worrying time.
⭕️The explosion was centred in Beirut's port area, near the city's CBD
⭕️Lebanon's Red Cross said thousands of people had been injured and taken to hospital
⭕️There have been reports of damaged buildings at least 10 kilometres from the blast