A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut early Tuesday evening (August 4) has left thousands wounded and caused extensive damage according to early reports.
“Everyone is in shock and devastated by what has happened. Our staff are all accounted for, but the SAT-7 studios have suffered minor damage. Please pray for calm for everyone in Lebanon,” shared SAT-7’s Executive Director in Lebanon, Maroun Bou Rached.
Lebanon has been struggling with economic collapse since the local currency plummeted and families across the country are already living in dire circumstances and the current struggles between Israel and Hezbollah have added to tension in the country.
SAT-7's Juliana Sfeir reports from the streets of Beirut as she highlights the impact of this major disaster.