A VIDEO of a woman in Beirut playing 'Auld Lang Syne' on piano in her destroyed home has gone viral.

Journalist Joyce Karam shared the clip on Twitter, saying the city "keeps rising from the ashes" after the explosion.

She said: "Video of elderly Lebanese woman at her home playing the piano while surrounded by broken glass and rubble, captures the spirit or #Beirut. This city doesn’t give up and keeps rising from the ashes."

The video was also shared by the First Minister, who urged people to support the Red Cross in Lebanon if they are able to do so.

She tweeted: "A song of connection and solidarity as our hearts go out to Beirut."

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At least 135 people died and thousands more were injured in the explosion and while there are no reports of British fatalities the Government said details of UK citizens caught up in the devastation were still being established.

The Lebanese government has put an unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation into how 2750 tonnes of explosive ammonium nitrate came to be stored at the port for years.