UN Secretary-Basic António Guterres has commiserated with the folks and authorities of Lebanon over Tuesday’s Beirut explosions.
No fewer than 100 folks died whereas 2,700 others have been injured within the huge blasts on the metropolis’s port, the Minister of Well being, Hamad Hassan, stated.
Officers stated the 2 blasts originated from extremely explosive supplies saved in a warehouse, though investigations have been ongoing to find out the precise trigger.
“The Secretary-Basic expresses his deepest condolences to the households of the victims in addition to to the folks and authorities of Lebanon following the horrific explosions in Beirut at this time.
“He needs a speedy restoration to the injured, together with a number of United Nations personnel working in Lebanon.
“The United Nations stays dedicated to supporting Lebanon at this troublesome time, and is actively helping within the response to this incident,” Haq stated.
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea, additionally reacted to the incident with a condolence message, through which she described the explosions as horrific.
“Having witnessed the horrific explosions on the port this night, our heartfelt sympathies exit to the victims and their households.
“We mourn every loss from this horrible tragedy alongside the Lebanese folks,” the embassy quoted her as saying in a tweet