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Health Minister: 30 killed and 3,000 injured in Beirut explosion

Beirut -ALsharqiya, August 4: The Lebanese government announced, on Tuesday evening, that 30 people were killed and 3 thousand others were injured, as a result of the huge explosion that occurred in the port of the capital, Beirut.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Health, Hamad Hassan, when he visited a number of hospitals in the Lebanese capital.

This outcome is preliminary and not final in light of the continued search operations under the rubble in the port facilities, and in light of the arrival of more injuries to hospitals.

Previous unofficial figures reported 10 deaths from the explosion.

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