January 17, 2021

Beirut explosion: 5 Indians suffered minor accidents, says MEA – world information

5 Indians suffered minor accidents within the lethal explosion that ravaged the Lebanese capital of Beirut earlier this week, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned on Thursday.

Ministry of Exterior Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava additionally mentioned India has sought from the Lebanese authorities an evaluation of injury attributable to the blast, primarily based on which it’s going to determine on the character of help it’s going to prolong to the West Asian nation.

“There was a tweet from our embassy. There have been no reported casualties amongst the Indian group there. There have been 5 minor accidents which have been reported,” Srivastava mentioned. “Our embassy is in contact with the group associations and it’s extending all mandatory help,” he mentioned.

Tuesday’s blast, which killed greater than 130 individuals, wounded hundreds and left tens of hundreds homeless, is believed to have been induced when a hearth touched off a stockpile of two,750 tons of extremely explosive ammonium nitrate that authorities left sitting in a warehouse for years, based on reviews.