Sri Lanka says two nationals injured in Beirut explosion

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-05 18:02:45|Editor: huaxia

COLOMBO, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said that two local nationals had been injured in the powerful explosion that took place in Beirut on Tuesday, causing several deaths and injuries.

The Ministry in a statement said the Sri Lankan Embassy in Beirut was awaiting further information over the two injured nationals from Lebanon's Ministry of Public Health.

The Foreign Ministry said minor damages had also occurred at the premises of the Sri Lankan Embassy and embassy officials' residences in Beirut.

Around 25,000 Sri Lankans presently reside in Lebanon and the Sri Lanka Embassy continues to maintain a 24-hour hotline for queries, the ministry statement said. Enditem