Trance music world reacts to Beirut explosion


Trance music artists from across the world have been quick to react to the ongoing tragedy.

A large blast in Beirut, Lebanon has killed at least 78 people and injured more than 3,700 others in the massive explosion that shook the capital, Health Minister Hamad Hassan says.

The explosion sent shockwaves across the city, causing widespread damage. Officials linked the blast to some 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse for six years.

“It is unacceptable that a shipment of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate has been present for six years in a warehouse, without taking preventive measures,” Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said at a defence council meeting, a spokesman told a press conference.

An investigation is still under way to find the exact trigger, and with deaths and injuries on the rise, Trance music artists are taking to social media to express their condolences.

“I have a lot of fond memories from multiple trips and gigs in beautiful Lebanon. Including Beirut. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families & friends,” Trance vocalist Susana wrote on Twitter.

John Askew tweeted: “Lost for words at the images coming from Beirut. I love this city dearly having had so many amazing trips there. Just shocking to see what’s happened. Thoughts and prayers are with the people of Lebanon, who have already had so much to deal with in the last year.”

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