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Beirut explosions: Pakistani, Turkish celebrities say heartfelt prayers for victims

Notable celebrities from Turkey, Pakistan and Lebanon took to Twitter to express their concerns and solidarity with the victims of two massive explosions that rocked the city of Beirut two days ago.

Pakistani and Turkish celebrities have expressed grief over the horrific Beirut explosions. The notable celebrities from Turkey and Pakistan took to Twitter to express their concerns and solidarity with the victims of two massive explosions that rocked the city of Beirut two days ago.

The two explosions have killed at least 113 people and injured over 4,000 in Beirut.

Beirut explosion: Pakistani celebrities express solidarity

Pakistani celebrities including Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mehwish Hayat, Humayun Saeed, and others expressed condolence on Twitter.

Mehwish Hayat tweeted with a broken heart emoji “The footage coming in from Beirut is truly devastating. My heart grieves for all the people suffering… Sending them lots of prayers and love #Beirut #BeirutExplosion #Lebanon.”

Meanwhile, Humayun Saeed sharing the images of devastation at Beirut port, tweeted, “Prayers for Beirut. May Allah protect us all.”

Hamza Ali Abbasi wrote, “#Beirut Ya Allah have mercy… Prayers for Lebanon. Way too tragic and heartbreaking.”

Asim Azhar said, “Prayers from Pakistan for #Beirut Ya Allah Reham.”

Also, Kubra Khan said, “I still can’t process the magnitude of the explosion in Beirut. My heart and prayers go out to all affected by it. May Allah have mercy on his servants #PrayForBeirut #PrayForTheWorld.”

Beirut explosions: Turkish celebrities pray for victims

Meanwhile, Resurrection Ertugrul famed Engin Altan Duzyatan also asked his fans and followers to pray for the victims of Beirut explosions. He tweeted, “Pray for Beirut.”

Engin Altan Duzyatan’s wife, Neslihan Alcoklar, also tweeted in support of the victims of Beirut explosions. She took to her Instagram account, and updated her story in which she wrote, “We feel you #Beirut.”

Famous actress Esra Bilgic also took to her Twitter to express sorrow on the devastation in Beirut. “Shocking. Terrifying. I’m speechless. Deepest condolences to everyone caught up with this unfurling disaster in Lebanon,” wrote Esra Bilgic on Twitter.

Also, several of Lebanon’s celebrities posted suffered injuries and losses following the explosions. They shared the images of their home destroyed after deadly explosions. Popular singer Elissa posted the video of her high-rise apartment covered in shattered pieces of glasses and debris.

Lebanese demands resignation

“I can’t contain my anger at what happened,” said famous Lebanese singer in a Tweet. “This country deserves better than this. Marwan Hamada was right. This regime is a jinx,” she added, referring to a member of parliament who said he would step down in protest against the ruling system in Lebanon. “Those ruling us are a jinx. Those responsible for what happened today due to their neglect are jinx through and through. Go home and to the trash bin of history!.”

Many, celebrities in Lebanon protested against the government over the deadly explosions rocking Beirut.

Read more: What we know about the Lebanon explosions

Lebanese TV celebrity, Tony Khalifeh, also expressed rage against the government of Lebanon and demanded resignation from the concerned people in the government.

“I woke up a while ago, thinking that what happened yesterday was a horrifying nightmare,” he wrote on his Twitter. “The catastrophe was that I found out that all that happened was a horrifying truth. More horrifying still, the officials ruling us have transpired to be real, not heroes of a Mafia horror film,” he added.

Khalifeh said in an earlier tweet that despite “this catastrophe and scandal of neglect” no state official has resigned. “What more should happen to Lebanon so that those sick with power would give up their seats?” he asked.

Read more: Beirut explosions latest blow to a Lebanon plagued by regional conflicts

Another Lebanese actress and beauty queen Nadine Njeim was reportedly injured in the blast and had a six-hour surgery. “Thank God, he gave me a new life. The explosion was close, and the scene is not like any story told. Thank you, Lord, you protected me. Thank God, my children are fine and safe. They were not at home. Thank God every moment. Oh Lord, have mercy on the dead and heal the injured,” she wrote alongside the video.