As celebrities from across the globe start to speak out about the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Kylie Jenner has been slammed for her "insensitive" post...

A massive explosion has rocked the city of Beirut.

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On Tuesday, shocking footage of the explosion, which appeared to come from around the Lebanese capital’s port, was posted onto Twitter.

And just a day later it was confirmed that the blast was caused by ammonium nitrate.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab confirmed that the explosion was the result of 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, that was stored in a warehouse.

It was used to make fertilizers and explosives.

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And the substance has been stored there near a port for over 6 years.

But nothing of the sort has ever happened before.

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The cause of the explosion was also backed up by the country's General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, that also added that some of the material had been confiscated and stored there prior to the incident.

The utter devastation left behind has shocked the world.

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The blast could be felt in other countries in a 100KM radius.

Reports state that it was even felt in the country of Cyprus in Europe.

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Since the explosion occurred, other countries including Canada and the United Kingdom have offered their support to Lebanon.

The Czech Republic has also said they would send in thirty-seven rescuers with sniffer dogs...

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While Greece and Denmark have also extended a helping hand.

The French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron said he was already in the process of sending equipment into the country.

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On Twitter, he said this: "I express my fraternal solidarity with the Lebanese after the explosion which claimed so many victims and damages this evening in Beirut. "France stands alongside Lebanon. Always. French aid and resources are being transported on the spot."

It has already been a pretty difficult time for the country.

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Amid the pandemic, the country has also been suffering a major economic collapse, with its currency dropping in value over seventy percent.

That means supplies and funding were hard to distribute...

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And with the coronavirus still wreaking havoc in most countries, this just adds even more pressure on the government, as well as the country's citizens.

It is thought that the damage repairs are going to cost approximately 5 billion dollars.

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Over half of the city, including the port, has been completely damaged. Not to mention houses, businesses, and vehicles that were within the impact point of the blast.

Even places that weren't close to the warehouse experienced intense damage.

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The blast was so strong that it completely shattered glass windows and blew in the entrances of homes and other establishments.

Footage of the blast as well as the devastating after-effects are being uploaded online.

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It's a truly harrowing sight.

Another video has also shown us how scary the incident was.

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A priest was leading the service when the lights started flicking and the rumbling started.

He can then be seen running, as well as everyone else in the church as the impact of the explosion tears through the room.

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It is a truly disheartening sight.

So far, 137 people have died...

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And 5,000 more are said to be injured.

Emergency services in the area are working tirelessly to recover people from the rubble.

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But it is a long and daunting task, with many people being found amongst the carnage succumbing to their injuries.

People online are raising more awareness about the issue, as well as promoting links as to where you can donate.

The Lebanese Red Cross and other charities are starting work on the ground as many of the survivors of the blast have lost their homes or their loved ones.

Reuters also reported that the country might be facing a food shortage.

Currently, there is only a month's worth of grains left but as stated by the president of the country, the after-effects of this terrible event are going to last much longer than that.

Celebrities from across the globe have been speaking out about the devastation.

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A-listers including Ariana Grande and  Jameela Jamil are using their platforms to spread awareness and donate to Beirut.

But one celebrity has received criticism for her post.

...Kylie Jenner.

The star took to her Instagram stories to post about the devastating explosion.

But people were far from impressed with what she had to say.

Take a look at her post below:

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What do you think?

Lebanon needs us more than ever right now.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this horrific incident. If you can help out with anything, any donations to the Lebanese Red Cross charity would go a long way. To read more on the explosion, scroll on.