Lebanon blast: Another Bangladeshi National killed
Published: 12:41 PM, 5 August 2020 Updated: 02:56 PM, 5 August 2020
Rescue work is underway after the blast. Photo: Collected
Another Bangladeshi worker has been killed in a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. With this, a total of two Bangladeshi nationals were killed in the blast.
The Bangladesh Embassy in Lebanon confirmed the information on Wednesday.
Besides, 21 members of the Bangladesh Navy were injured in the incident. Five of them have been admitted to a local hospital.
Abdullah Al Mamun, first secretary of Bangladesh Embassy in Lebanon, said that the Bangladesh Navy's warship BNS Vijay was stationed at the port of Beirut when the explosion took place. 21 members of the Bangladesh Navy were injured. The condition of one of the injured is critical while the rest is out of danger. Besides, several expatriate Bangladeshis were also injured.
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.