Egyptian-operated ship was unloading Ukrainian wheat in Beirut as port blast hit

A view shows damages at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. (Reuters)

An Egyptian-operated ship was unloading 5,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat in Beirut when a powerful blast ripped through the port but the cargo is “in good condition,” the shipping company’s operations director told Reuters on Wednesday.

Two Syrian crew members aboard the Metro Star were seriously injured in the blast and others were wounded, Farid Hashem said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 05 August 2020 KSA 14:35 - GMT 11:35