The information was reiterated by the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, on the same social network. He added that so far the cause of the large explosion sucked around 10:30 am is unknown.
He Ambassador of Mexico in Lebanon, José Ignacio Madrazo, He reported that no Mexicans injured because of the explosion in the port of Beirut happened this morning.
Through his Twitter account, the diplomat shared the telephone that was made available to those nationals who require it.
They also gave the number with the international dialing for reports to relatives in Mexico.
“Strong explosion reported in Beirut port just now. Remember, if you are in an emergency situation or require consular assistance and protection, the Embassy puts at your disposal the telephone number 03 044 598 ”, it is read in a tweet from the Embassy.
The international dialing of the emergency telephone number is +961 30 44 598
– Embamex Lebanon (@EmbaMexLb) August 4, 2020
The Ambassador added that further information on the accident is still being collected and explained that all the Embassy staff are doing well.
The emergency telephone number for the Embassy of Mexico in Beirut, Lebanon is:
Dialing in Lebanon:
+961 3044598 https://t.co/AhtT8HEwTo
– José Ignacio Madrazo (@JoseIMadrazoB) August 4, 2020
“A tremendous explosion in the port of Beirut a few minutes ago. It was felt within a radius of more than 10 kilometers from the place where it happened. All the staff of the Mexican Embassy are fine @EmbaMexLb. We are gathering more information. “
The information was reiterated by the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, on the same social network. He added that so far the cause of the large explosion sucked up around 10:30 am is unknown.
“Report of our Ambassador in Beirut José Ignacio Madrazo: the cause of the enormous explosion that occurred today is unknown, there is no report of affected Mexicans,” he wrote.
Report of our Ambassador in Beirut José Ignacio Madrazo: the cause of the huge explosion that occurred today is unknown, there is no report of affected Mexicans, he has made known the solidarity and appreciation of Mexico to the Lebanese victims and authorities according to SRE indications.
– Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) August 4, 2020
The Chancellor expressed his solidarity with the victims of the event and specified that José Ignacio Madrazo “has made known the solidarity and appreciation of Mexico to the Lebanese victims and authorities according to SRE indications.”
The strong explosion in the port of Beirut that has shaken the entire Lebanese capital has left an “innumerable” number of wounded and an undetermined number of deaths, according to the Lebanese National News Agency (ANN).
The source noted that there are “several dead and wounded” as a result of the explosion in one of the port blocks, in addition to material damage in several neighborhoods in the city.
According to the local chain LBCI, there are more than 500 wounded in the Hotel Dieu hospital, located in the center of Beirut, and the source added that the hospital “cannot receive more wounded people.”
The director of the Lebanese General Security, Ibrahim Abbas, told the media on a visit to the port of Beirut that “it seems that the explosion occurred in a warehouse with highly explosive material confiscated for years,” without giving further details.
The President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, called to provide refuge to all those who have been displaced by the explosion.
Oh my goodness. pic.twitter.com/kigRLV0bXB
– Tobias Schneider (@tobiaschneider) August 4, 2020
Images released on social networks show the detonation and a large mushroom-shaped cloud rising in the sky, causing a shock wave that has affected several neighborhoods in the city and caused material damage.
Columns of white and also reddish smoke rise above the port area, located on the Mediterranean coast.
For the moment, the authorities have not confirmed the cause of the explosion or if any victims have been registered.
-With EFE information
Video: This was the explosion in a fireworks warehouse in Beirut, Lebanon (Millennium)
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