Beirut blast death toll rises to 171

BEIRUT: The death toll from Beirut’s massive August 4 explosion has climbed to 171, a health ministry spokesman told AFP on Tuesday.

The new figure, up from 160, came exactly one week since the mega-blast ravaged swathes of the Lebanese capital, wounding more than 6,000 and temporarily displacing 300,000 people from their homes.

A Lebanese youth wrapped in the national flag looks at the damaged grain silos at Beirut's port, on August 11, 2020, where a huge chemical explosion devastated large swathes of the capital. - AFP pic
A Lebanese youth wrapped in the national flag looks at the damaged grain silos at Beirut’s port, on August 11, 2020, where a huge chemical explosion devastated large swathes of the capital. – AFP pic

AFP

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