Update On the Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon
PASAY CITY 05 August 2020 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, confirms with a heavy heart that two Filipinos died from the explosion. Another eight Filipinos suffered from injuries, one of them is in critical but stable condition, while the rest sustained minor injuries.
Two of those injured are currently recuperating at the Embassy Chancery after receiving treatment from a hospital. They are part of a group of 13 Filipino seafarers whose ship was docked some 400 meters away from the blast zone. The other eleven (11), as of this reporting, have been reported missing. In addition, another Filipino Household Service Worker has been reported to be missing as well, bringing the total number of missing Filipinos to 12.
The Department reassures the public and the Filipinos in Beirut that it shall provide all the necessary assistance to provide succor to the victims.
Through our Embassy in Beirut, we remain in contact with the local authorities in launching efforts to locate and ensure safety of the missing Filipinos reported.
The Philippine Embassy may be reached through the following:
Telephones - +961 3859430, +961 81334836, +961 71474416, +961 70681060, and +961 70858086
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