The wife of the Dutch ambassador to Lebanon died on Saturday after being seriously injured in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut’s port on Tuesday, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.
Hedwig Waltmans-Molier, 55, was injured by the explosion as she stood next to her husband, ambassador Jan Waltmans, in the living room of their house in Beirut, the ministry said.
It is with profound dismay that we must report the death of our colleague Hedwig Waltmans-Molier in Beirut. Ministers Blok and Kaag have offered their condolences to the family for this heavy loss.— Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 🇳🇱 (@DutchMFA) August 8, 2020
Please find the press release & condolence registry here:https://t.co/pIGR6hbvzv
Tuesday’s blast caused extensive damage to the Dutch embassy, injuring four other people connected to it.