At least 11 Armenians killed in Beirut blast
August 6, 2020 - 11:26 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The number of Armenians killed in the deadly explosions in Beirut has reached 11, Patriarchal Vicar of the Armenian Diocese of Kuwait, Petros Manvelyan, has revealed.
Several hundred members of the Armenian community have been injured or are missing, he added.
According to the cleric, the situation is catastrophic in some districts of the Lebanese capital.
Manvelyan said Lebanon has been trying to overcome the economic crisis for some eight months. The efforts were hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, he said, and the blasts have added to the distress.
Rescuers are still searching for survivors after the blast at the capital’s port, which sent shock waves deep into the city, killing at least 135 and injured thousands. A number of countries, including Armenia, are sending humanitarian aid and medical teams to Beirut.
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