Two more Sri Lankans injured in Beirut explosion: SL Embassy in Lebanon

Two more Sri Lankans injured in Beirut explosion: SL Embassy in Lebanon

Two more Sri Lankans injured in Beirut explosion: SL Embassy in Lebanon

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

31 Aug, 2020 | 10:06 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Another two Sri Lankans were reported injured in the massive explosion that rocked the capital of Beirut in Lebanon on August 4th, Sri Lankan embassy officials in Lebanon confirmed on Monday (Aug 31).

Thereby, the total number of Sri Lankans injured in Beirut’s explosion has risen to 22.

“Among the two injured, one had sustained injuries to the head and the other had a broken leg,” Shani Karunaratne, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Lebanon said on Monday (Aug 31).

According to the Ambassador, the one who sustained injuries to the head was employed in the cleaning sector and the other injured individual was employed at a residence.

Ambassador Shani Karunaratne noted that all relevant measures were taken with regard to the injured Sri Lankans.

There are close to 25,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers employed in Lebanon.

The explosion in Lebanon on August 4th was linked to over 2,700 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the Beirut port for six years, reported foreign media.

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