Beirut explosion death toll rises to at least 137 and 5,000 injured: Ministry

Wounded people walk near the site of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. (AFP)

The huge blast at the Port of Beirut has killed at least 137 people, left dozens missing and at least 5,000 wounded, a Lebanese health ministry spokesperson said Thursday.

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Tuesday's explosion obliterated part of the port and caused damage over a wide radius in the heart of the city, prompting fears the final death toll could yet rise significantly.

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Last Update: Thursday, 06 August 2020 KSA 10:03 - GMT 07:03
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