The recent incident in Lebanon resulted in the death of 2 Filipinos and 6 were injured
2 Filipinos died in the recent drastic incident that happened in Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday while 6 were injured.
Devastating events are not yet over this 2020 around the globe. Amid the health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit almost every corner of the world, people in Beirut had to suffer again due to the recent blast.
Reportedly, 2 enormous blasts took place on August 5 in the capital city of Lebanon, and this left at least 70 people dead and 4,000 were injured. After the second loud blast, an orange fireball can be seen in the sky. Then, a tornado-like shockwave swept the city.
70-year-old retired school teacher Makrouhie Yerganian who has lived near the port for decades described the blast like it was a very loud bang. His uncle, who is already 90 years old, living in the same building was among the injured people.
In an earlier report from ABS-CBN, Philippine Chargè d’Affaires to Lebanon Ajeet-Victor Panemanglor was checking if there are Filipino casualties in the said recent incident.
“Kausap po namin iyong mga ibang nasa Filipino community dito para i-confirm kung totoo nga po iyong balita. As of now, 6 pa lang po iyong nako-confirm naming sugatan. Pero marahil nga po na marami pa po iyong nasugatan na hindi pa po namin na-contact,” the official said in an interview.
A recent report from CNN Philippines stated that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that 2 Filipinos died. Reportedly the 2 dead Pinoys were at the house of their employer when the blast happened.
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