Beirut explosion death toll rises to 154: Lebanon health minister

People inspect the damage near the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon, August 5, 2020. (Reuters)

The death toll from the Beirut port explosion has risen to 154, state news agency NNA cited Lebanon's health minister as saying on Friday.

Minister Hamad Hasan said one in five of the some 5,000 people injured in Tuesday's blast had required hospitalisation, and 120 were in critical condition, NNA reported.

Last Update: Friday, 07 August 2020 KSA 12:42 - GMT 09:42