Death toll rises to 154 in Beirut explosions

The death toll in the huge blasts that rocked Port of Beirut last Tuesday has touched 154, Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced on Friday.

Minister Hassan stated that 20 percent of the 5,000 injuries need hospitalization while severe cases have reached 120 as the shattered glasses induced severe injuries that required surgeries, the National News Agency of Lebanon reported.

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Two huge explosions rocked Port of Beirut on Tuesday evening, killing at least 154 people and injuring about 5,000 others while causing massive damages in the city.

106 Bangladeshi citizens were injured as of Thursday. Of these, 75 are expatriate workers and 21 are members of the Bangladesh Navy. Four expatriate workers were killed in the blast near the port of Beirut. Besides, the Bangladesh Navy ship ‘Vijoy’, which was part of the UN peacekeeping mission in Beirut has been damaged due to the blast.

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