Tragedy struck central Beirut on Tuesday when a massive explosion erupted in the Lebanese capital, killing dozens and injuring thousands.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the news of the Beirut explosion, saying that Canadians are thinking of injured victims and their families today, as well as those trying to locate a loved one.
His quote was published by the official Twitter account of Canada's PM.
“Absolutely tragic news coming out of Beirut. Canadians are thinking of everyone who has been injured and all those… https://t.co/l4PJ3wIF9H— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM)1596572674.0
An eyewitness tells CNN that the scene in Beirut is "like an apocalypse."
The outlet reports that the blast was so powerful that it was felt on the island of Cyprus, hundreds of miles away.
Terrifying footage of the explosion has been shared widely on social media, showing the devastating impact that it has had on the city.