The Prime Minister has confirmed that British nationals are amongst these caught up within the aftermath of an enormous blast within the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Boris Johnson mentioned the Authorities is “prepared to supply assist in any means we will”, and International Secretary Dominic Raab mentioned the UK stands in solidarity with Lebanon.
“The UK is able to present assist in any means we will, together with to these British nationals affected.”
All workers on the British embassy in Beirut are accounted for, however some have sustained “non-life-threatening accidents”.
A spokesman for the International Workplace mentioned: “All Embassy workers are accounted for. A small quantity have sustained non-life-threatening accidents and the place essential are receiving medical consideration.”
Movies of an enormous mushroom cloud rising above the Center Japanese metropolis have been shared extensively on social media on Tuesday night native time.
Not less than 50 individuals have been killed and a pair of,700 injured, with our bodies buried within the rubble, officers mentioned. Authorities in Lebanon are but to announce the reason for the explosion.
In a tweet, Mr Raab mentioned: “My ideas and prayers are with these affected by the devastating explosion in #Beirut in the present day.
“The UK stands in solidarity with the individuals of Lebanon and is able to provide assist and assist, together with to these British nationals impacted.”
Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer mentioned in a tweet: “The pictures of explosions in Beirut are deeply worrying. Our ideas are with these affected, the emergency providers and the individuals of Lebanon.”
Former chancellor Sajid Javid tweeted to say his “ideas and prayers” have been with the individuals of Lebanon, whereas London mayor Sadiq Khan mentioned the town stood with Beirut amid “actually horrifying pictures” rising from Beirut.
Liberal Democrat performing chief Sir Ed Davey mentioned in a tweet there have been “actually terrible scenes and in a metropolis that has already seen a lot heartbreak”.