Ten Sri Lankans injured in Beirut explosion | Sunday Observer

Ten Sri Lankans injured in Beirut explosion

The number of Sri Lankans injured in the Beirut explosion has increased to 10 persons on August 6, while the total number injured has exceeded 5,000 persons.

The death toll has increased to 137 and information on numbers of missing persons is presently unavailable, a Foreign Ministry release said yesterday. “Lebanon declared a state of national mourning for three days while the Supreme Defence Council declared Beirut a disaster city.

A state of emergency has been declared for a period of two weeks from August 4,2020. Lebanon is in lockdown status until August 10, 2020”, the release said.

Damage to the Chancery and residences of the Embassy officials is being repaired while the Sri Lanka Embassy continues to remain open for queries and serves the public between 8 to 4 pm daily. Large numbers have been visiting and contacting the Embassy seeking reassurance and comfort.

The distribution of the dry ration programme is continuing and large numbers are requesting for dry rations. The Ambassador continues to have a close dialogue with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Peace Keepers and also is in close contact with Lebanese authorities to receive detailed information.

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