The Philippine embassy reported that at least two Filipinos were killed in the explosion that happened in Beirut, Lebanon. On August 4, it was reported that a powerful explosion occurred in the Port of Beirut, which resulted in several casualties and injuries.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said via their website, “The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, confirms with a heavy heart that two Filipinos died from the explosion. Another eight Filipinos suffered from injuries, one of them is in critical but stable condition, while the rest sustained minor injuries.”
“The Department reassures the public and the Filipinos in Beirut that it shall provide all the necessary assistance to provide succor to the victims,” the DFA said.
The Philippine Embassy in Beirut is currently in touch with the Filipino community in Lebanon to assess the situation and provide assistance to any Filipinos affected by the explosion.
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