The bride poses for photographer during her photo-shoot.
Gulf Today Report
Two enormous explosions at the Beirut Port on Tuesday disrupted a Lebanese bride’s wedding photo session. The bride luckily suffered minor injuries.
A video of the incident showed the happy bride donning a white dress as the cameraperson zooms around her face.Moments later, the deafening sound of the explosions throws the bride on the floor, filling the air with dust and smoke.
The bride, who was identified as Israa Seblani was later moved to safety. The video went viral.
The Israa posed for a picture in the same place where she was taking her wedding photos yesterday at the moment of the explosion in Beirut.
Israa and her husband Ahmad Subeih said they are grateful that they survived the explosions, and prayed for all who were a victim of the incident.
Some social media users gave the girl the title "Bride of Beirut," and described the scene as fictional.
Some even compared the scene similar to that in a Hollywood movie.
The video set off a torrent of feelings among Twitterati.
On the one hand, people were grieving over Beirut and on the other, everyone was thanking God that the bride was safe.
A user commented: "When the sweetest moment in your life leads to bitterness at the blink of an eye... the Lebanese bride escaped from the scene with the groom…”
The explosion also caused a state of terror and fear, as many buildings in Beirut and its eastern and western suburbs were damaged.
The Presidential Palace in Baabda was damaged. The wife and daughter of the Prime Minister Hassan Diab were also injured.
The death toll from a huge blast at Beirut port has risen to at least 113, Lebanon's Health Minister Hamad Hassan said on Wednesday.
At least 4,000 people were also wounded by Tuesday's explosion, while dozens of people were still missing as rescue efforts continued, he told reporters.
A video of a woman playing piano amidst the rubble of her destroyed home in Beirut city is doing the rounds on social media platforms.
The incident came hours after Israel launched air strikes in neighbouring Syria but the official could not confirm if the Drones were Israeli or if they had been shot down by Hezbollah.
The US Treasury accused Mudalal Khoury in 2015 of "an attempted procurement of ammonium nitrate in late 2013". It sanctioned his brother Imad a year later for engaging in business activities with Mudalal.
International aid in the form of emergency workers and medical personnel is heading to Lebanon a day after a massive explosion devastated Beirut’s port. Egypt has opened a field hospital in Beirut to receive the wounded.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of condolences to Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein for the victims of the toxic gas leak at the Aqaba port.
The state-owned Tehran Times posted a photograph of Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, in a hotel lobby with Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Hamidreza Dehghani.
"Every day, women lead and make vital contributions to diplomatic efforts across the globe," said Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN.