More Than 60 People Are Missing In The Beirut Bombing
The Lebanese Ministry of Health reported that more than 60 people were missing as a result of the explosion in the port of Beirut. A representative of the Department told to AFP on Saturday.
"The death toll has reached 154, including 25 people whose identities have not yet been established. Besides, more than 60 people are still missing," the agency quoted a representative of the Lebanese Ministry of health as saying.
A powerful explosion at a warehouse in the port of Beirut occurred on August 4. The blast wave destroyed and damaged dozens of homes, and more than 300 thousand people were left homeless. At least 154 people were killed, and about 5,000 were injured. According to the Lebanese Interior Ministry, the cause of the tragedy was a fire that occurred during welding operations over 2.7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate, confiscated by customs six years ago.