George and Amal Clooney have made donations to three Lebanese charities after the capital Beirut was rocked by a massive explosion. 

At least 135 people were killed and more than 5,000 injured when a deadly blast, apparently triggered by an accidental fire at a port, tore through the city.

The Clooneys have donated $100,000 (€85,000) to three charities, the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon, and Baytna Baytak.

Speaking about their donations Amal, who is a human rights lawyer, said in a statement:  "We're both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they've faced in the last few days.

The couple added: "We will be donating to these charities  100,000 and hope that others will help in any way they can."

Amal and her family left Lebanon when she was two years old, escaping the country's civil war.

She became engaged to Hollywood star George, 59, in 2014 and they married later that year. They have two children, three-year-old twins Ella and Alexander.