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Croatia’s PM sends letter of condolence to Lebanon PM following Beirut explosion

Andrej Plenkovic (Photo: HINA/ Edvard ŠUŠAK)

ZAGREB, Aug 5 (Hina) – Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Wednesday sent a letter of condolence to Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab and the Lebanese people following the tragic loss of a large number of lives and material damage caused by a strong explosion in Beirut.

“We were deeply shaken by the news of the destructive explosion in Beirut’s port in which numerous lives have been lost and thousands of people have been injured and have been left without their homes,” the prime minister’s message said. 

“On behalf of the Croatian people and government and on my own behalf, I express my sincere condolences to you and the entire people of Lebanon, especially the families of the casualties, and I wish them a speedy and successful recovery,” the prime minister added.

On Tuesday evening in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut, two huge explosions occurred, killing more than 100 people and injuring thousands more while at least 300,000 have been left without a roof over their head.

The precise cause of the explosion is yet to be determined, however, it is suspected that the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been inadequately stored in the city port. 

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