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Shocked and saddened by the large explosion in Beirut city: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took to Twitter and expressed shock over massive explosions in Lebanon's capital city Beirut. The massive explosion killed at least 70 people and injured thousands. 

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New Delhi Published on: August 05, 2020 10:43 IST
Shocked and saddened by the large explosion in Beirut city: PM Modi
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Shocked and saddened by the large explosion in Beirut city: PM Modi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took to Twitter and expressed shock over massive explosions in Lebanon's capital city Beirut. The massive explosion killed at least 70 people and injured thousands. 

Office of the Prime Minister tweeted, "Shocked and saddened by the large explosion in Beirut city leading to loss of life and property. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured."

Over 50 people have been killed and around 2,500 wounded in two huge explosions that rocked Lebanese capital Beirut, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said.

The blasts took place on Tuesday evening (around 6.10 p.m. -- local time), shaking buildings all over the city while also causing severe damages and casualties, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hassan was quoted by al-Jadeed TV as saying that more than 50 people were killed and 2,500 others were injured in the blasts. The number of casualties was expected to rise. 

(With inputs from IANS)

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