PM expresses condolences over Beirut explosion
By Amare Asrat on August 5, 2020
Addis Ababa, August 5, 2020 (FBC) – Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed has expressed his condolences over yesterday ‘s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
“Deeply saddened by the tragic explosion in Beirut. My thoughts and prayers with the people of Lebanon,” he said on twitter.
The Prime Minister also urged Ethiopians residing in Beirut to get in touch with the consulate.
“I encourage Ethiopians living in Beirut to get in touch with the consulate as you help one another amidst such an ordeal,” he added.
The blast killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 others.
President Michel Aoun said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a warehouse.