Watch: Beirut explosion sweeps away bride and groom posing for wedding pictures

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Social media users shared videos of a bride and groom posing for wedding pictures being swept away by the deadly Beirut explosion that shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.

The video shows how the couple looks up when noises are heard, before the window displays of the store they were standing in front of shatter and they duck for cover.

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The footage then shows clouds of dust in the air, debris on the street and people running away.

Other videos shared online showed another newly-wed bride who was also posing in her wedding gown in the streets of Beirut being swept away by the blast.

Lebanon, a country already reeling from an unprecedented economic crisis, and a surge in coronavirus infections, was struck by the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut on Tuesday which killed at least 154 people and injured more than 5,000.

The blast was so intense it smashed masonry, shattered windows, sucked furniture out of apartments onto the streets and left almost 300,000 people in disaster-stricken Beirut without homes fit to live in, according to Lebanese officials.

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Watch: Beirut blast sweeps away bride posing for wedding day in Lebanon

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