Lebanon blast: 4 Bangladeshi deceased identified
Published: 10:10 AM, 6 August 2020
Four Bangladeshi nationals, who were killed in an explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut, have been identified.
Abdullah Al Mamun, first secretary (labour) of Bangladesh Embassy in Lebanon, confirmed the information on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Mehedi Hasan and Russell Mia, hailing from Brahmanbaria, Rezaul of Comilla and Mizan, hailing from Madaripur. They all worked as legal workers in the country.
On Tuesday, a devasting explosion took place at a warehouse containing explosives at the Port of Beirut, killing over 100 people. More than 4000 were also injured in the incident. A large number of houses and installations have been damaged. At least 3 lakh people have been displaced.
Lebanese officials 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.