President Aoun Urges Countries to Help Lebanon After Deadly Explosions
Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged on Wednesday all friendly countries to help Lebanon overcome the repercussions of the disastrous explosions.
“I want to thank all leaders of countries who called us to offer their support. I urge our friends all over the world to help Lebanon including its hospitals to enable them to treat injured people in addition to supporting families who lost their houses and helping in rehabilitating the buildings that were damaged by the explosions,” Mr Aoun said.
The explosions in Lebanese capital Beirut have caused at least 100 deaths and left more than 4000 injured.
Mr Aoun said that Lebanon was suffering from an unprecedented economic crisis and the country was in urgent need for support in all fields to overcome the current disaster. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hassan Diab offered his condolences for the families of the victims. Mr Diab also urged political parties to stop political bickering and join the efforts to overcome the crisis.
“People do not need political clashes for the time being. We need to work together to get over this crisis and compensate for the losses inflicted upon this city by the explosions,” he said. The causes of the blasts remain unknown, but primary information reveals that ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse in Beirut’s port for six years may have caused the explosions in Beirut.
The explosion flattened much of the Beirut port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.