02:30 GMT11 April 2021
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    Lebanon was devastated by a major explosion in Beirut last week that claimed the lives of at least 171 people and left 3000,000 without homes, damaging a large portion of the city.

    Canadian musician The Weeknd has donated $300,000 to the victims of the deadly Lebanon blast, according to his manager Wassim Slaiby.

    "I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generous and class act donating $300,000 to the Global Aid for Lebanon campaign", Slaiby, who is Lebanese-Canadian, wrote on his Instagram, expressing his gratitude.

    The manager also thanked Michael Rapino for a $50,000 donation to the disaster-hit country.

    The deadly blast, which occurred in the Lebanese capital on 4 August, was caused by a fire that detonated 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate - a highly explosive fertiliser stored in the port for many years. The catastrophic explosion destroyed the port and an estimated 6,000 structures in the vicinity, inflicting $10-15 billion worth of damages, according to the authorities.

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    Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), Lebanon, Beirut
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