On Tuesday, 78 people died in the Lebanese capital Beirut. About four thousand people are also injured in this incident. As per reports, many buildings in the city have been damaged. The Lebanese President has imposed an emergency in Beirut for two weeks. The President has also called an emergency meeting of the cabinet.
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As informed by the news agency Reuters, the Health Minister has informed about 78 deaths and about four thousand people injured. According to news agency AFP, Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in the port.
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Lebanese news agency NNA and security sources said the explosion occurred in the city’s port area. At the same time, a source said that chemicals were kept in this area. In the footage shared by people on social media, smoke was seen coming out of the port, after which a huge explosion occurred.
The news agency AFP quoted the Lebanese Ministry of Health as giving information about 73 deaths and over 3700 injuries. Health Minister said that the number of injured is very high. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said that what caused the blast was not clear. There is no information about any UN employee’s injuries. He said that we do not have information about what has happened and what are the reasons for it.
The impact of the blast was that the glass is broken in the whole city and people are roaming around. According to reports, the port near which a blast occurred, there are also warehouses. According to the news agency Reuters, the blast also damaged the Prime Minister’s Office of Lebanon.
A ship of the Maritime Task Force of the United Nations Peace Keeping Force stationed there was also damaged in the blast in Beirut. Several peacekeepers have also been reported injured, many of whom are said to be seriously injured. The injured have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. Head of the peace mission and force commander Major General Dale Call said that we are with the people and government of Lebanon in this difficult time. We are ready to help in every way.
As indicated by the news office Reuters, the Health Minister has educated around 78 passings and around 4,000 individuals harmed. As per news organization AFP, Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate detonated in the port.
Lebanese news organization NNA and security sources said the blast happened in the city’s port zone. Simultaneously, a source said that synthetic concoctions were kept around there. In the recording shared by individuals via web-based networking media, smoke was seen coming out of the port, after which an immense blast happened.
The news office AFP cited the Lebanese Ministry of Health as giving data around 73 passings and more than 3700 wounds. Wellbeing Minister said that the quantity of harm is high. UN representative Farhan Haq said that what caused the impact was not satisfactory. There is no data about any UN worker’s wounds. He said that we don’t have data about what has occurred and what are the explanations behind it.
The effect of the impact was that the glass is broken in the entire city and individuals are wandering near. As per reports, the port close to which an impact happened, there are additionally distribution centers. As per the news office Reuters, the impact likewise harmed the Prime Minister’s Office of Lebanon.
Following a blast in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday, Indian envoy to Lebanon Suhel Ajaz Khan stated, “We’re in touch with Indian community members. So far there’s no report of casualty, we are keeping a close watch and are in touch with community organizations.” He included that the government office staff is protected, and individuals have been advised to remain calm.