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78 people died in a blast of lebanonlebanon explosion. At the same time, about four thousand people are also injured.

Updated: Aug 5, 2020, 16:25 IST

Information on how the blast happened is awaited.

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Last in Lebanon's capital Beirut resident implements Emergency in Beirut ebanon's capital in Beirut on Tuesday 78 people died. About four thousand people are also injured in this incident. According to reports, many buildings in the city have been damaged. The Lebanese President has imposed emergency in Beirut for two weeks. The President has also called an emergency meeting of the cabinet. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in the port, according to the news agency AFP. At the same time, a source said that chemicals were kept in this area. In the footage shared by people on social media, smoke was seen coming out of the port, after which a huge explosion occurred. The news agency AFP quoted the Lebanese Ministry of Health as giving information about 73 deaths and over 3700 injuries. 
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Health Minister said that the number of injured is very high. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said that what caused the blast was not clear. There is no information about any UN employee's injuries. He said that "we do not have information about what has happened and what are the reasons for this". The impact of the explosion is that the glass is broken in the whole city and people are roaming around. According to reports, the port near which a blast occurred, there are also warehouses. According to the news agency Reuters, the blast also damaged the Prime Minister's Office of Lebanon.

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United Nations Peacekeeping Ship also damaged A ship of the United Nations Peacekeeping Maritime Task Force stationed there was also damaged by the blast in Beirut. Several peacekeepers have also been reported injured, many of whom are said to be seriously injured. The injured have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. Head of the peace mission and force commander Major General Dale Call said that we are with the people and government of Lebanon in this difficult time. We are ready to do all we can to help. America, France express solidarity US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macro tweeted and expressed solidarity with Lebanon. Is offered Leaders of Britain and Iran have also tweeted expressing solidarity with Lebanon. US President Trump has predicted the Beirut blasts attack.

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