Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour denied on Thursday a report saying that 98 Lebanese students currently in New York city allegedly went missing as the U.S. toll from hurricane Sandy passed 60.
“I contacted Lebanon's permanent representative to the United Nations, who informed me that all the Lebanese expats are well,” Mansour told Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3).
Ad-Diyar newspaper reported on Thursday that contacts were lost with 98 Lebanese students in New York.
“If any incident occurred (with the Lebanese expats) we would've been informed,” Mansour told VDL.
U.S. media reports said 63 Americans had been confirmed dead across 15 storm-ravaged states, bringing Sandy's overall toll to 135 including Canada and the Caribbean, where Haiti and Cuba were hit particularly hard.
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