Five Indians suffered minor accidents within the lethal explosion that ravaged the Lebanese capital of Beirut earlier this week, the Ministry of External Affairs mentioned on Thursday.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava additionally mentioned India has sought from the Lebanese authorities an evaluation of harm brought on by the blast, based mostly on which it would determine on the character of help it would prolong to the West Asian nation.
“There was a tweet from our embassy. There have been no reported casualties amongst the Indian community there. There have been five minor injuries which have been reported,” Srivastava mentioned. “Our embassy is in touch with the community associations and it is extending all necessary assistance,” he mentioned.
Tuesday’s blast, which killed greater than 130 folks, wounded 1000’s and left tens of 1000’s homeless, is believed to have been brought about when a fireplace touched off a stockpile of two,750 tons of extremely explosive ammonium nitrate that authorities left sitting in a warehouse for years, in response to experiences.