Footage shows moment explosion in Beirut sweeps across bride taking wedding photos 1 month ago

Footage shows moment explosion in Beirut sweeps across bride taking wedding photos

Some viewers may find this footage upsetting.

Lebanese rescue workers are continuing their search for survivors in the aftermath of a powerful explosion in Beirut on Wednesday which has left at least 135 people dead.

The Lebanese prime minister on Tuesday night had blamed the explosion on 2,750-tonne store of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in bombs and fertilisers, that had been stored at Beirut port.

New footage emerged on Wednesday of a Lebanese bride posing a wedding video at the very moment the blast went off and swept across the capital.

Israa Seblani, 29, was outside Le Gray Hotel, where she and husband, Ahmad Subeih, were due to spend their first night as newlyweds.

Seblani’s wedding photographer, Mahmoud Nakib, captured the moment when the shock wave hit.