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Bangladesh to send food, medical team to Lebanon

  • Published at 12:48 pm August 6th, 2020
A picture shows a destroyed silo at the scene of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. - Two huge explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut, wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. Lebanese media carried images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied, after the massive explosions, the cause of which was not immediately known. (Photo by STR / AFP)
File Photo: A picture shows a destroyed silo at the scene of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020 AFP

Dhaka stands ready to provide any other emergency assistance to Beirut

Bangladesh has decided to send emergency food and medical team along with medical supplies to Lebanon.

Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, was hit hard by explosions that killed and injured many, including Bangladeshis.

Apart from the aids, Bangladesh stands ready to provide any other emergency assistance to Lebanon, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen telephoned his Lebanese counterpart Charbel Wehbe on Wednesday to express sympathy for the victims of the explosions and to offer the assistance.

Also Read- After blast, Lebanon has less than a month's grain reserves

During the call, Dr Momen expressed gratitude to the Lebanese government for its overall help, including treatment, for Bangladeshi citizens.

The powerful explosions in Beirut killed four Bangladesh nationals and injured nearly 100, including 21 Bangladesh Navy personnel.

Besides, Bangladesh Navy ship Bijoy, anchored near the site of explosions, has been damaged.

The blasts have killed at least 135 people, and injured thousands. 

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