Watch a heartbreaking moment Gran plays Auld Lang Syne in the ruins of the Beirut house


Nicola Sturgeon retweeted a moving video of a grandmother playing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ on a piano in the ruins of her home in Beirut. The woman performed Robert Burns’ emotional play as the remains of her apartment lay around her.

Broken photo frames, broken furniture, and scattered adornments can be seen in tatters in her living room.

The Prime Minister urged Scots to support the local Red Cross effort in the region and wrote: “A song of connection and solidarity as our hearts go to Beirut.”

The musical tribute came as a number of Beirut port officials were placed under house arrest pending an investigation into Tuesday’s huge explosion.

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The explosion killed at least 135 people and injured more than 4,000 others, and dozens more are missing.

President Michel Aoun said the explosion was caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in bags in the warehouse.

The highly volatile chemical is used as a fertilizer in agriculture and as an explosive.

Opening an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Aoun said, “No words can describe the horror that hit Beirut last night, turning it into a disaster city.”


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