The Federal Government has clarified that no Nigerian residing in Lebanon is among the casualties of the August 4 explosion in Beirut, which claimed over 150 lives and injured hundreds.
The unfortunate incident was reportedly caused by a blast inside a warehouse, releasing a strong shock-wave that led to catastrophic damage of infrastructure in different parts of the city.
Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Monday by the spokesman, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, commiserated with the Lebanese government over the tragedy.
FG in the statement titled, ”Federal Government commiserates with Lebanon over deadly explosion”, said it was in solidarity with the Arab nation in this period of grief.
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“The Federal Government of Nigeria wishes to commiserate with the government and people of Lebanon over the August 4, 2020, deadly explosion that occurred in the main seaport in Beirut.
“The Government of Nigeria is in solidarity with the nation of Lebanon in this period of grief and calls for international support to facilitate the rebuilding process.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that reports from the Embassy of Nigeria in Beirut indicate that, so far, there is no reported case of Nigerian nationals among the dead but the host authorities are still assessing the impact of the damage caused by the massive explosion,” the statement read in part.
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