The death toll from Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut has risen to 158, the Lebanese health ministry media office said on Saturday.
The number of people injured exceeds 6,000 and 21 are still reported missing, it said.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Lebanese protesters flocked to the streets of Beirut on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate against the government's handling of the port explosion on August 4 that killed at least 158 people.
Watch: Demonstrators in #Lebanon's capital city #Beirut clash with security forces during protests against the government's handling of the massive port explosion that killed over 150 people on August 4. https://t.co/nonU2MoXb0 pic.twitter.com/s9NN8aSBYu— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 8, 2020
The demonstrators clashed with security forces who fired tear gas at the crowd in an attempt to disperse them.
(Al Arabiya English's Tamara Abueish contributed to this report)