Bangladeshi national killed in Lebanon blast
Published: 12:10 PM, 5 August 2020 Updated: 12:36 PM, 5 August 2020
Rescue work is underway after the blast. Photo: Collected
A Bangladeshi worker has been killed in a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Lebanon.
A large number of Bangladeshi expatriates have been working in Beirut. Many of them are believed to have been injured in the blast. Many were trapped under debris. The embassy is looking for all including the expatriates who were the victims of the accident.
A fire at a warehouse containing explosives at the Port of Beirut led to the massive blast on Tuesday afternoon local time, which levelled a three-story building and was heard across the city and its suburbs, according to the country's security chief.
Major General Abbas Ibrahim, of Lebanon's General Security Directorate, linked the explosion to some 2,700 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the port for six years.