Health Ministry Says Blast Death Toll Rises to 137, Injuries to 5,000


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

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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Default-user-icon Tom (Guest) 06 August 2020, 11:33

I cannot contact someone who I have known for 5 years in Beirut, where can I check a list of casualties?

Missing levant 06 August 2020, 15:59

There is a list on twitter. Not sure what it's called, sorry.

Missing levant 06 August 2020, 16:00

He's wearing a tie! His master nassi won't be happy.