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Explosion in Beirut: Lebanese authorities involved Interpol to investigate cases

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Interpol group includes specialists in the identification of the victims
12:30, 8 August 2020

REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

The Lebanese authorities have engaged Interpol to investigate explosions in Beirut, which killed more than 150 people, as APnews reports.

A special incident response team is heading to Beirut, which includes specialists to identify the victims. As you know, as a result of the explosion, many people remain missing.

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"The experience of Interpol in providing this type of assistance can significantly help local authorities, and we will continue to provide any assistance that Lebanon asks for," head of Interpol Jurgen Stock said.

As we reported before, powerful explosions were heard in Beirut on the evening of August 4. The blast has damaged and destroyed thousands of homes in the Lebanese capital, and almost nothing remained of the port where the explosion took place.

Earlier, the anti-governmental protests started in Beirut, Lebanon, after thousands of people suffered from the powerful blast in the port.

People gathered at the streets and accuse the authority of negligence, due to which the explosion took place in the sea port and destroyed quarters and left people without homes.

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