Secretary-General of Kataeb Party succumbs to wounds after Beirut explosions

Kataeb's Secretary-General Nazar Najarian died as a result of the explosions in Beirut, Aug. 4, 2020. (Kataeb Party website)

The secretary-general of Lebanon's Kataeb Party died Tuesday after succumbing to wounds suffered during the explosions that rocked Downtown Beirut, a party spokesperson confirmed to Al Arabiya English.

Kataeb's Secretary-General Nazar Najarian was at the party's headquarters in Beirut at the time of the blast.

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At least 70 people were killed Tuesday and more than 3,000 wounded in multiple explosions that rocked Downtown Beirut, Lebanon's health minister said. US President Donald Trump said he had reason to believe that the blasts were an attack.

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Buildings several kilometers away suffered material damage, the explosions were heard over 20 kilometers away from Beirut and residents in Cyprus said they felt the blasts.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the explosions, which resulted in a giant mushroom cloud above the country. But Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate were stored in the warehouse that exploded in the Port of Beirut.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 05 August 2020 KSA 05:39 - GMT 02:39
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