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Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner lead tributes for Beirut victims after fatal explosion


Ariana Grande called on fans to donate to the victims of the Beirut explosion (Picture: AFP)

Ariana Grande has led tributes to Beirut victims, following a deadly explosion in a warehouse.

The blast rocked Lebanon’s capital yesterday, with at least 78 people dead, and more than 4,000 injured.

Hospitals are already overwhelmed by the crisis, with rescue teams still working tirelessly to pull people from the debris.

Following the blast, Ariana shared her support with those affected, urging her fans to donate.

Taking to Twitter, the God Is A Woman singer penned: ‘My heart, strength and condolences are with Lebanon and everyone affected by this tragedy.

Sharing a link to a donation page, she continued: ‘Please support / donate if you’re able to, I will be doing so too.’

Kylie Jenner shared her support on Instagram (Picture: Instagram)

Naomi Campbell posted a string of photos on her Instagram page from her travels to the city, along with a link to help victims in her bio.

She told followers: ‘My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the people of Lebanon and their families. 

‘(My memories of downtown of how I will remember it.’

While Priyanka Chopra tweeted: ‘This is awful. Absolutely devastating. 

‘Sending all my love and prayers to everyone affected by this tragedy. #Beirut.’

At least 78 people have been killed by the explosion, with thousands more injured (Picture: AFP)

‘Wow wow. Prayers for Lebanon omg,’ Kylie Jenner wrote on her Instagram story, as well as a donation page for disaster relief.

Hailey Bieber added: ‘Praying for Lebanon today.’

Officials have described the blast as the most powerful explosion to hit Beirut in years, and the death toll is expected to keep on rising.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has blamed the explosion on 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate left in a warehouse for six years.

He vowed to punish those responsible for the explosives, stating that it was ‘unacceptable’ that they had been stored unchecked for so long.

‘I will not rest until we find the person responsible for what happened so we can hold them to account and impose the most severe punishment,’ he told reporters. 

‘It is unacceptable that a shipment of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate has been present for six years in a warehouse, without taking preventive measures and endangering the safety of citizens.’

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