fbpx
Connect with us

News

Beirut Explosion Wrecks Bride’s Pre-Wedding Photoshoot, Videographer Catches It On Film

Published

Bride5
Source: Twitter & Global News

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

A Lebanese bride was one of the people who was affected by the massive explosion that happened in Beirut, Lebanon on 4 August. Israa Seblani was in a middle of a pre-wedding photoshoot in Beirut square when the ground was suddenly shaken and buildings started toppling.

Footage captured by wedding photographer, Mahmoud Nakib, shows the moment the blast hit the city as Seblani scrambled to find shelter.

Bride

The video starts off with Seblani posing and smiling for the camera as Nakib closes in to show off her white bridal dress. He inches into her face and pans around when he realises something is wrong.

The blast sweeps over the entire scene and Nakib can be heard saying “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is the greatest,” reported Global News.

Seblani and several men in suits can then be seen rushing into a nearby building for cover as bells and alarms go off.

Here’s the footage:

 

After the explosion, Nakib continues filming the location where trees and outdoor furniture are seen scattered everywhere. The groom and another man can also be seen helping Seblani with her dress as they walk through a street.

He then points the camera to himself to describe the scene. He says in Arabic, “Look at me, I’m shaking.”

“There was a really, really big explosion. All the storefronts have been smashed. Some people have been injured, but thank God we are fine. Everything is broken.”

Nakib says he and the couple were unharmed by the explosion and said that they all took refuge at a nearby house and had dinner together at a restaurant later that evening. The area where the photoshoot took place is said to be about one kilometre away from the explosion.

The explosion killed at least 80 people and injured about 4,000 others.

According to BBC, officials say highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years could be the cause of the explosion. President Michel Aoun said in a Tweet that it was “unacceptable” that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was stored unsafely.

 

Meanwhile, investigations are underway to determine what triggered the explosion. Those found responsible would face the maximum punishment possible, said Lebanon’s Supreme Defence Council.

Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed and many buildings have been destroyed.

President Aoun has since declared a three-day mourning period, and said the government would release 100 billion Lebanese pounds (RM279,462,860) of emergency funds.

 

Also read: Malaysians In Lebanon Reported To Be Safe From Beirut Explosion, Says Foreign Affairs Minister

Malaysians

Source: Twitter

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Istana Negara Machete Bearing Men Istana Negara Machete Bearing Men
News7 hours ago

2 M’sian Men Caught After Trying to Enter Istana Negara With Machete in Car

After the Ulu Tiram police station was attacked, security has been tightened nationwide. According to Sinar Harian, the police have...

Sugar Content In Drinks 1 Sugar Content In Drinks 1
News8 hours ago

M’sia to Introduce Drink Grading System Based on Sugar Content to Battle Diabetes

It’s no secret that many of us love to consume things that are filled with sugar. Based on the findings...

Tiger Dead Karak Expressway Tiger Dead Karak Expressway
News10 hours ago

Tiger in Bentong Dies After Leaping to Incoming Car on Karak Expressway

The Malayan tigers are critically endangered creatures and it’s incredibly sad when one of them passes away. On 16 May,...

Collage 52 Collage 52
News10 hours ago

Here are 4 Bombings Tied to Jemaah Islamiyah, The Terrorist Group That’s Linked to Cop Killer in Johor

The suspect of the cop killers in the Ulu Tiram Police Station in Johor had been identified as a member...

Ulu Tiram Police Station Attack By Ji Ulu Tiram Police Station Attack By Ji
News11 hours ago

Ulu Tiram Police Station Attack: Suspect Came Prepared Supposedly With Other Motives

The attack that took place at the Ulu Tiram police station shocked the nation. As a result of the attack,...

Collage 36 Collage 36
News1 day ago

Old JPJ Video Going Viral Again Shows ‘Moving AES’ That Detects Expired Road Tax on Cars

“Police reported ahead.”  Thanks to Waze, sometimes we’re alerted about the presence of police as far as 1km ahead of...

Collage 37 Collage 37
News1 day ago

PDRM: Suspect Who Killed 2 Officers in Police Station is Member of Islamist Militant Group Based in Indonesia

In a breaking news that shocked the country this morning (May 17), the Inspector General of Police has identified the...

Collage 35 Collage 35
News1 day ago

2 PDRM Officers are Killed by a Masked Gunman in Police Station, Suspect Shot to Death

This is not a drill, this is not a movie scene. A bloody gunfight took place in the Ulu Tiram...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY