The death toll from the Beirut blast has doubled to at least 50 killed, with many more feared dead, Health Minister Hamad Hassan told reporters. At least 2,750 people have been reported to be injured in the massive explosion that shook the Lebanese capital, according to the Minister.
The aftermath of the massive explosion at the Beirut port, Lebanon, rocked the downtown Beirut levelling much of the capital port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the Capital.
French President Emmanuel Macron said “rescue and aid” were on the way to Lebanon following a massive explosion on Tuesday.
“I express my fraternal solidarity with Lebanese people after the explosion that caused so many casualties and so much damage tonight in Beirut,” Macron tweeted.
“France stands by Lebanon’s sides. Always. French rescue and aid are on its way,” he added.
Macron also talked on the phone with his Lebanese counterpart, Michel Aoun, following the incident, according to the CNN. See more images from the incident below;
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