Videographer Captures Beirut Blast During Wedding Photoshoot

Dr. Israa Seblani, the bride in the video, was posing for her wedding shoot in Beirut on Tuesday when the blast hit. The wedding photographer, Mohammed Nakib, was able to capture the shockwave from the blast in the video linked above. 

Seblani and the wedding photographers were approximately 0.75 miles away from the port where the explosion occurred, yet the shockwave still hit with quite an impact. The camera can be seen being knocked around, and the bride was quickly helped away from the scene.

The death toll has been severe, with more than 100 people confirmed dead and thousands injured. The blast itself was said to have been felt all the way in Cyprus, an incredible 150 miles away. 

Authorities in Lebenon have stated that incident occurred when a fire spread to a warehouse containing fertilizer. Approximately 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate were stored in the location since 2014. Reports suggest that the initial fire was started by a welder working nearby on the port. 

The deafening roar of the blast heard in the video provides some insight into the magnitude of the explosion. Other videos also show the extent of damage that's been inflicted on the city. 300,000 people are said to have been made homeless due to this incident, and the whole area where the blast occurred has been devastated. 

Fortunately, it has been confirmed that the bride is fine and is simply happy to be alive.

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davidlovephotog's picture

Wow he left her in a hurry.

Nox Vega's picture

Pretty awesome footage in the beginning then they switched to the "iphone" mode of filming, holding the phone wrong.

Mokhtar Chahine's picture

Thank you for sharing Usman, For those thst want to help they can donate to official Lebanese Red Cross account.
http://www.redcross.org.lb/SubPage.aspx?pageid=1370&PID=158