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Death toll from Beirut port blast rises to 154, says Lebanon state news agency

FILE PHOTO: People view the damaged site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon, August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
2020-08-07

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SULAIMANI — The death toll from the Beirut port explosion has risen to 154, state news agency NNA cited Lebanon’s health minister as saying on Friday (August 7).

Minister Hamad Hasan said one in five of the some 5,000 people injured in Tuesday’s blast had required hospitalisation, and 120 were in critical condition, NNA reported.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)