Beirut Blast Kills 192, Injured 6000 But Nine Are Still Missing

Published September 20th, 2020 - 08:40 GMT
Lebanese firefighters try to put out a fire that broke out at Beirut's port area, on September 10, 2020. Thick black columns of smoke rose into the sky, as the army said it had engulfed a warehouse storing engine oil and vehicle tyres.  ANWAR AMRO / AFP
Lebanese firefighters try to put out a fire that broke out at Beirut's port area, on September 10, 2020. Thick black columns of smoke rose into the sky, as the army said it had engulfed a warehouse storing engine oil and vehicle tyres. ANWAR AMRO / AFP
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Explosion killed 192 people and injured over 6,000 people.

The Lebanese army said on Saturday that nine people were still missing after last month’s explosion at the Beirut port.

A military statement said that two Syrian nationals were among those still missing after the port blast.

“This file will not be closed as long as investigations continue,” the statement said.

 

On Aug. 4, a huge explosion in the port of Beirut rocked the city, killing 192 people and injuring over 6,000 people.

The blast caused damage estimated at $15 billion, according to official figures.

The explosion occurred as Lebanon was experiencing its worst economic crisis, including a dramatic drop in the value of the pound against the dollar.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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