Beirut explosion: More than 60 people still missing after blast, says ministry

Members of the Lebanese civil defence use a dog to search for victims and survivors under the rubble of a building in the Gemayzeh neighbourhood. (AFP)

More than 60 people are still missing in Beirut, four days after a massive explosion at the port left more than 150 people dead, a health ministry official said Saturday.

“The number of dead is 154, including 25 who have not yet been identified,” the official told AFP. “In addition, we have more than 60 people still missing.”

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The health minister said on Friday that at least 120 of the 5,000 people who were injured on Tuesday are in critical condition.

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