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Hungary Embassy Damaged in Beirut Blast, No Hungarian Casualties Reported

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.05.

The Hungarian embassy in Beirut was damaged but no Hungarian casualties have been reported in the blast that shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday afternoon, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Tamás Menczer, a state secretary of the ministry, in the statement extended the ministry’s sympathies to the families of the victims and to those injured. According to reports, more than 100 were killed and at least 4,000 injured in an explosion in the Beirut port, a site of several warehouses for chemicals.

Gov't Official: Lebanon Needs Disaster Management and Medical Aid
Gov't Official: Lebanon Needs Disaster Management and Medical Aid

Lebanon primarily needs disaster management and medical aid after a blast in a Beirut port injured more than 4,000 and devastated much of the city on Tuesday afternoon, Tristan Azbej, the state secretary for aiding persecuted Christians, told public news channel M1 on Wednesday. Azbej has talked to Lebanon’s ambassador to Hungary and several charity […]Continue reading

The employees of the Hungarian embassy are unharmed and ready to aid Hungarian citizens, Menczer said.

Featured photo illustration by MTI/AP/Bilal Huszein