Dr. Israa Seblani looked radiant as videographers captured her wedding gown for her wedding day video. Then in a flash, the blast wave from the Beirut explosion tore through the plaza, sending everyone scrambling for cover. Terrifying!
Via ABC News, Dr. Seblani said:
One thing came into my mind, that now my life has changed from wedding, happiness, into a sad moment. Now I’m going to die.
Thankfully, she was not seriously injured, nor were the others with her. At least 135 others were not so lucky and died in the blast.
Over 2,700 tons of the fertilizer ingredient ammonium nitrate ignited and caused the blast. In comparison, the devastating 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that destroyed a federal building was “only” 1% of the same materials.
Where the Oklahoma City case was a deliberate terrorist attack, the Beirut blast appears to have been an accident caused by neglecting safety standards.
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