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137 people died in Beirut’s explosion; French, American citizens among victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

Famous French architect Jean-Marc Bonfils is among deceased
14:14, 6 August 2020

REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

137 people, including at least one U.S. citizen and one French citizen, died as a result of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon as Al Jazeera reported.

Besides, another 24 citizens of France sustained injuries and the deceased person is architect Jean-Marc Bonfils.

Health Ministry of Lebanon stated that at least 5,000 people sustained injuries in the result of the explosion at the port.

Related: Several Ukrainians injured in explosion in Beirut, - ambassador

The volunteers of the Red Cross, who work at the site, are warning that the number of the victims increases as the search of the missing people continues at the port. This number includes employees of the enterprises who were at their workplaces at the moment of the explosion.

On August 4, the video of explosions in Beirut, the capital and the largest city of Lebanon, appeared on social media. The media reported that the number of deceased exceeded 100 people, 4,000 people wounded. The surroundings of the incident city turned into ruins.

You can read more about the situation in the Lebanese capital here.

 

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