Beirut, Aug 5 At least 25 people have been killed and around 2,500 sustained injuries in two huge explosions that rocked Lebanese capital Beirut, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said.The blasts took place on Tuesday evening (around 6.10 p.m. - local time), shaking buildings all over the city while also causing severe damages, Xinhua reported.Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said that Ammonium Nitrate stored since 2014 in a warehouse at Port of Beirut may have caused the explosions.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sent his condolences to the families of the victims following the horrific explosions in Lebanese capital Beirut.
"The secretary-general expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Lebanon, following the horrific explosions in Beirut today. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, including several United Nations personnel working in Lebanon," said Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for the secretary-general in a statement on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
Extraordinary footage of the explosion of Beirut. pic.twitter.com/yBEGzwYeGv— Saad Mohseni (@saadmohseni) August 4, 2020
( With inputs from IANS )