Date:October 25, 2020

A Photographer Captures the Exact Moment of the Beirut Explosion in a Wedding Photoshoot

In Beirut, over 100 people have lost their lives in a massive explosion. Even homes and buildings that were as far as 10 kilometers from the place of the explosion were damaged in a matter of seconds and devastating visuals of the massive explosion rocked the world.

According to CNN, the source of the explosion was a major fire at a firecracker warehouse, near the port in Beruit.

The same day a happy couple was supposed to be celebrating their marriage.

A photographer in Beirut, Mahmoud Nakib was filming a bride on her wedding day when an explosion suddenly ripped through the Lebanese capital and swept the bride away.

Dr. Israa Seblani and Ahmad Sbeih were on the streets of Beirut on Tuesday, with Seblani posing for photos in a dramatic, white wedding gown. She said it was a day like any other in the city’s Saifi Village with people out and about shopping and dining in restaurants. Suddenly there was a loud noise, seconds later, an eardrum-shattering blast erupted behind her.

Mahmoud Nakib

Mahmoud Nakib

Mahmoud Nakib

Mahmoud Nakib

She said: “I have been preparing for my big day for two weeks and I was so happy like all other girls, ‘I am getting married’. My parents are going to be happy seeing me in a white dress, I will be looking like a princess. What happened during the explosion here – there is no word to explain … I was shocked, I was wondering what happened, am I going to die? How am I going to die?”

Her wedding video and the wedding photographer captured the exact moment when the shock wave hit Beirut on Tuesday. The video first shows the bride smiling and showing off her white bridal dress, then the camera is pointed at Seblani’s feet when the first shock wave hits, blowing away her bouquet and billowing her dress out behind her.