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Burj Khalifa lights up in solidarity after massive blast in Beirut

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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up with the colors of the Lebanese flag, showing solidarity with the country following the huge explosion that ripped through its capital Beirut on Tuesday night.

On its Twitter account, Burj Khalifa also offered their condolences to the Lebanese people and the families of the casualties.

“Oh God, have mercy on those who moved to you… Oh God, the kindest of its people… Oh God, give the people of Lebanon patience and solace,” read the translation they tweeted on their account.

There were at least 70 people reportedly killed while 4,000 people were injured in the massive blast.

Lebanese authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion that killed at least 70 people in its latest death toll and injured around 4,000.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hasan Diab has also declared Wednesday a day of mourning.

Mark Nituma

Mark is the editorial director of TFT and is currently based in its Manila headquarters. Upon graduating from UP Diliman in 2010, he joined the internationally-awarded TV magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho as a researcher. Nearly a year later, he became one of its segment producers. In a span of five years with GMA7, he was able to travel not only the Philippines’ most beautiful spots but also the country’s least visited places—from some of the war-torn areas of Mindanao to impoverished parts of Luzon and Visayas—capturing a closer look at life in these communities. Mark also worked with various TV programs and specials such as Philippine Treasure and Reel Time. After his five-year stint in the media network, he flew to Dubai in 2016 to start his career as a journalist/reporter for The Filipino Times. Got story pitches? Send Mark an email at [email protected] or drop him a line on

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