Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II ‘deeply saddened’ by Lebanon blast

A photo taken during an official ceremony on July 17, 2020, shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London. (AFP)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II said in a message of condolence to the Lebanese president on Wednesday that she was “deeply saddened” by the huge blast in the capital Beirut that killed at least 100 people.

“Prince Philip and I were deeply saddened by news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who have been injured or lost their lives, and all those whose homes and livelihoods have been affected,” said the message released by Buckingham Palace.

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