Members of the Lebanese community in Chile held a candlelight vigil in Santiago Monday night to honor the victims of the massive explosion in Beirut a week ago.
More than two dozen people gathered outside Lebanon’s embassy in a show of solidarity for the victims.
The president of the Lebanese Union in Chile, Nissrin Esber, said “even though there is a pandemic, we believe that somehow we had to light candles in honor of the victims.”
At least 90,000 Chileans claim Lebanese descent.
The explosion at the Beirut port, which is linked to a massive storage of ammonium nitrate, killed at least 160 people and injured thousands.
The explosion has also triggered a government shake up, with Lebanon Prime Minister Hassan Diab announcing the resignation of his government as many people in Beirut struggle to recover from the devastation of the blast.