Grand Imam of Al-Azhar mourns victims of Beirut port blasts

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar mourns victims of Beirut port blasts

Cairo (UNA-OIC) – Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar – Egypt’s renowned Islamic institution – has mourned the victims of the massive explosion that hit central Beirut on Tuesday.

On his Facebook and Twitter accounts, el-Tayeb voiced solidarity with Lebanon and extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of victims, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

According to Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA), a warehouse at the port area of Beirut caught fire and led to huge explosions, which reverberated through the capital and its suburbs, leaving behind scores of people dead and thousands injured, and widespread damage in the capital.

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