The moment Beirut blast sweeps away a bride

As bride Dr Israa Seblani stood smiling in a square close to the couple's wedding venue, Le Gray Hotel in downtown Beirut, with her bouquet placed on the bottom of her veil, the explosion happened as the wedding videographer's camera panned down to it.

The blast could be heard and the bouquet and the bottom of her dress were blown away in the aftermath that saw damage to buildings and smoke in the street.

The bride quickly ran away towards a building.

Officials said the toll was expected to rise after Tuesday's blast at port warehouses that stored highly explosive material.