UNIFIL ship hit by explosion, injured

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UNIFIL ship hit by explosion, injured


LEBANON-SECURITY-EXPLOSION-FINIL: Lebanon: A UNIFIL ship hit by the explosion, injured


LEBANON: UNIFIL VESSEL AFFECTED BY EXPLOSION, INJURED


© Reuters/MOHAMED AZAKIR
LEBANON: UNIFIL VESSEL AFFECTED BY EXPLOSION, INJURED


CAIRO (Reuters) – A United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) ship docked in the port of Beirut was damaged and some of its sailors were injured as a powerful explosion ravaged the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.

“UNIFIL is sending its wounded to the nearest hospitals for medical treatment,” the organization said in a statement.

UNIFIL is currently assessing the situation, including its effects on its personnel, and stands ready to provide assistance to the Lebanese government.

The explosion that devastated part of Beirut left at least 50 dead and more than 2,700 injured.

(Nayera Abdallah; French version Camille Raynaud)

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