EXCLUSIVE: Perth’s Arab Community To Hold One Minute Silent For Lebanon Blast Victims

The Australian Arabic Association will hold a one minute silent during tomorrow’s Live Lighter Multicultural Ei-Carnival for the Lebanon blast victims.

The association’s president Salim Yossef says the tribute will be carried out before the event performance ceremony at 4PM at Burswood Park.

Hundreds and thousands of people are expected to attend to the multicultural festival, between 11AM to 6PM tomorrow (Saturday 7th, August, 2020).

AAA has set up a GoFundMe page, aiming to raise $50,000 relief fund for Lebanese people who’ve lost their homes or displaced by the blast.

“We are all devastated by the blast happened in Lebanon, our hearts go out to the families who’ve lost their loved ones. That’s why there will be a one minute silent, we will also set up a fund relief for the Lebanese in Beirut,” he said.

“We’ve set a a GoFundMe page Lebanese relief fund and our target is 50,000 dollars. What we’ve heard from the Lebanese news agency is that 300,000 people lost their homes or displaced by the blast never seen before.”

“I’ve lived through the civil war, never ever seen something like that before.”

At least 100 people have been killed and more than 4,000 injured following a massive blast at the port of Beirut in Lebanon.

Authorities expected the death toll to rise as the search for survivors and clean up continues in the area.

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