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Malaysians In Lebanon Reported To Be Safe From Beirut Explosion, Says Foreign Affairs Minister

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Source: Twitter & Malay Mail

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The massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon has claimed the lives of at least 80 people and injured at least 4,000. Photos and videos of the horrific incident continue to shock netizens as rescuers struggle to find victims still stuck under the rubble.

Meanwhile, Malaysians living in Lebanon are reported to be safe from the explosion, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. The Malaysian Embassy in Beirut confirmed this in its initial report.

Hishammuddin said the embassy has also advised Malaysians residing in the country to remain indoors.

“Malaysia stands together in grief as our thoughts and prayers accompany the strong people of Lebanon. We stand ready to support in any way we can,” he said in his latest Twitter post.

According to Bernama, Malaysia is part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) for peacekeeping duties in southern Lebanon. After news about the explosion broke out, it was feared that some of the team members might have been in Beirut when the blast happened.

Thankfully, the Malaysians in Lebanon are reported to be safe, although there has yet to be any reports on whether there were Malaysian ships at the port or ships having Malaysian crew at the time.

DAP has since made a statement urging the Malaysian government to give aid to Lebanon in any way possible.

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Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has also expressed his condolences to the people of Lebanon in a Facebook post.

“Malaysia extends our condolences to all Lebanese people on the tragedy of the explosion at Beirut Port that shook the country early this morning,” the post said.

“The government and the people of Malaysia expresses their sympathy to the families of the victims who were killed and injured in the incident, and pray that they would persevere in the face of this test.”

“Malaysia is ready to provide whatever assistance Lebanon needs.”

Malaysia mengucapkan takziah kepada seluruh rakyat Lebanon atas tragedi letupan di Pelabuhan Beirut yang menggemparkan…

Posted by Muhyiddin Yassin on Selasa, 4 Ogos 2020

According to BBC, officials say highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years could be the cause of the explosion. President Michel Aoun said in a Tweet that it was “unacceptable” that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was stored unsafely.

Meanwhile, investigations are underway to determine what triggered the explosion. Those found responsible would face the maximum punishment possible, said Lebanon’s Supreme Defence Council.

Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed and many buildings have been destroyed.

President Aoun has since declared a three-day mourning period, and said the government would release 100 billion Lebanese pounds (RM279,462,860) of emergency funds.

 

Also read: Beirut Blast Struck With Force of a 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake, Hospitals Full, Some Damaged

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