In Beirut, about 120 people remain in critical condition

In Beirut, the victims of the explosion – or, as some media reported, two almost simultaneous explosions – were, according to the latest data, 154 people. The Lebanese Minister of Health said that about one in five of the 5 thousand victims needed hospitalization, 120 people are in critical condition.

About 300 thousand residents of Beirut were left homeless, of which 80 thousand were children. This is the UN information. The World Health Organization has estimated the amount of urgently needed assistance to the victims at $ 15 million.

On the evening of August 4, two explosions took place in the port of Beirut, one after another. According to law enforcement agencies, more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded, which had been stored in one of the warehouses for six years without observing appropriate security measures.



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