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Swiss offer help to Lebanon after deadly blast in Beirut 

The Muslim Times

  An injured man is evacuated from the scene of an explosion at the Beirut Port, Beirut, Lebanon, 04 August 2020. According to media reports citing official sources at least 40 people were killed and 2,500 injured in the explosion which also caused severe damage, while its cause is not yet known. EPA/IBRAHIM DIRANI/DAR AL MUSSAWIR

 An estimated 4,000 people were injured in the explosion in Beirut’s port. Keystone/Ibrahim Dirani/dar Al Mussawir

Switzerland has sent its condolences to the government of Lebanon following an explosion in the capital Beirut on Tuesday, which killed at least 100 people.

This content was published on August 5, 2020 – 10:21

President Simonetta Sommaruga said Switzerland and Lebanon stood “close to each other”. She expressed her deepest sympathy to the Lebanese people and the authorities, “but above all to the injured and the families of the victims”.

In a similar vein, Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis offered Swiss assistance.

More than 4,000 people, including the Swiss ambassador…

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