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4 Bangladeshis killed in Beirut explosion

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Published: 09:26, 6 August 2020   Update: 03:26, 6 August 2020
4 Bangladeshis killed in Beirut explosion

At least four Bangladeshi migrant workers were killed and 80 others wounded in deadly explosion in a warehouse at a sea port in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday, according to official sources.

Bangladesh Embassy in Beirut disclosed the identities of the deceased Wednesday night.

They were Mizanur Rahman from Madaripur, Rezaul from Cumilla, Mehedi Hasan and Rasel Miah from Brahmanbaria.

“We are constantly monitoring the treatment of our injured nationals and providing financial support for them. Our foreign minister AK Abdul Momen also proposed for sending medical and food assistance for Lebanese government,” Md. Jahangir Al Mustahidur Rahman, Bangladeshi envoy in Beirut, said in a video statement on Wednesday evening.

He added that at least 80 others -- including 21 soldiers of the Bangladesh Navy -- were wounded in the devastating explosion. “Of the injured workers, eight are still under treatment at Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri University Hospital.”

“The devastating blasts have caused huge damages, killing nearly 100 and injuring over 4,000, including those Bangladeshi nationals,” Rahman said.

According to government data, around 150,000 Bangladeshi migrant laborers are currently working in Lebanon.


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