Antonio Guterres who is The United Nations Secretary General, has reacted and opened up to the massive explosion in Beirut the nation’s capital of Lebanon, which has left 73 people dead and 2,750 sustained severe injuries, according to a CNN.
Healthforbes Media gathered that an explosion which was confirmed massive occured on Tuesday evening, hitting the Central Beirut, shattering windows, breaking down doors and shaking buildings several hundred feet away.
The explosion also injured dozens of individuals and damaged buildings in the nation’s capital Beirut and its suburbs, officials said.
Footage seen on social media showed a huge mushroom-like plume of smoke billowing into the sky, before a large orange blast shot into the air.
Further footages also showed how cars were left damaged across the highway adjoining the Beirut port.
In a statement attributed to the Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, on Monday, Mr Guterres expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Lebanon, following the horrific explosions in Beirut today.
He also wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, including several United Nations personnel working in Lebanon.
“The United Nations remains committed to supporting Lebanon at this difficult time, and is actively assisting in the response to this incident”, he added.
President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel who were devastated by the incident have promised to help Lebanon.