The blast at Beirut's port has killed dozens of people and injured thousands more.

British politicians have taken to Twitter to react to the explosion in Beirut today.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK stood ready to provide support.

Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer said his thoughts were with those affected including emergency workers.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab reiterated the government’s offer of support, including to any British nationals affected.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy said it was too early to speculate on causes but that her thoughts were with those impacted.

Nandy’s comments were followed up by her Labour colleague Wayne David, the Shadow Minister for the Middle East.

Lib Dem leadership candidates Ed Davey and Layla Moran also tweeted their reactions to the events.