Over 40 Syrians Died in Beirut Port Blasts: Embassy
More than 40 Syrians have died in the massive blasts which rocked Beirut last Tuesday, the Syrian Embassy in Lebanon said Saturday.
“As of now the number of Syrians who died as a result of the explosion has reached 43. This number is not final”, the embassy wrote on its Facebook page.
In this regard, the embassy affirmed that it “will continue exerting the necessary efforts in coordination with the concerned authorities in the sisterly Republic of Lebanon to search for the missing, and confirmed that this issue receives direct attention from the Syrian leadership, which directed the embassy to provide all forms of assistance.”
The embassy also expressed its deep condolences to the families of the Syrian and Lebanese martyrs, and hoped a speedy recovery to the wounded of the two brotherly countries.
Late on Tuesday, a powerful blast shook port of Beirut, killing over 150 people and injuring some 5,000, as well as causing major damage to a lot of the city’s buildings.
Officials said the explosion was caused by 2,750 tons of confiscated ammonium nitrate stored for years in a port warehouse.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Beirut Monday for his second visit since Beirut Port’s massive blast on August 4 as he was welcomed at the airport by President Michel Aoun and an official Lebanese delegation.
Lebanese Presidency issued a statement in which it responded to the various media outlets which mentioned that President Michel Aoun was informed by the General Directorate of State Security on 20-8-2020 about “the presence of a large amount of ammonium nitrate in one of the warehouses of the Beirut Port”, confirming that when the aforementioned report reached the President, the President’s Security and Military Adviser informed the Secretary-General of the Supreme Defense Council, in the ...
The “Loyalty to the Resistance” parliamentary bloc on Wednesday called for a speedy formation of an efficient government that is capable of carrying out its duties, especially amid Lebanon’s need to deal with the aftermath of the Beirut port blast.
President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, signed this Tuesday a decree referring the Beirut port explosion to the Judicial Council, reiterating promise to all the suffering Lebanese that he would not rest, until the crime is solved.