In Lebanon, rescue workers are searching for more than a hundred people who are missing after a huge explosion devastated the port area of the capital Beirut last night. The blast killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 others. The whole city was shaken by the explosion and a mushrooming cloud could be seen spreading over the port area.
President Michel Aoun said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a warehouse. President Aoun declared three days of mourning.
Indian Embassy in Lebanon is in touch with the Indian community. The Embassy has also shared its helpline numbers with the Indian community.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Lebanon. (AIR)