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Lebanon | Beirut Port Blast: Death toll rises to 154, nearly 5,000 wounded


The death toll from Tuesday’s huge blast in Lebanon rose to 154, the country’s health minister confirmed on Friday.

Hamad Hasan said that around 5,000 people were injured in the blast at the Port of Beirut, with 20% of them in need of medical treatment in hospitals.

He also said that 120 of injured are currently in critical condition and many others require delicate surgeries.

A fire at a warehouse at the Port of Beirut led to a huge blast on Tuesday causing massive material damage in several neighborhoods of the capital.