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Orbán Sends Condolences to Lebanese Counterpart over Beirut Blast

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.05.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of condolence to his Lebanese counterpart, Hassan Diab, over a massive explosion that rocked Beirut killing more than 100 people on Tuesday, the prime minister’s press chief told MTI.

“On behalf of the Hungarian people, I wish to express my deepest condolences to you and the Lebanese people,” Orbán wrote in his letter. “We express our sympathies to the families of the victims and wish those who were injured a full and speedy recovery.”

“Our thoughts and hearts are with you,” he added.

Orbán assured Diab that Hungary was prepared to provide aid and support to Lebanon.

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.