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Jakarta Post

RI, world send condolences to Lebanon

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 6 2020   /  01:00 am
The wreckage of a ship is seen following yesterday's blast at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut, on August 5, 2020. - Rescuers worked through the night after two enormous explosions ripped through Beirut's port, killing at least 78 people and injuring thousands, as they wrecked buildings across the Lebanese capital. (AFP/Anwar Amro)

The Indonesian government has expressed its deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon and the victims of the deadly twin blasts that shook the port in the capital Beirut on Tuesday afternoon. "Our hearts are with the Lebanese people during this difficult and sorrow-filled time," the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the Indonesian government would keep monitoring developments in Lebanon after the explosion. The ministry was maintaining close communication with the Indonesian Embassy in Beirut to ensure the safety of all Indonesian citizens in the country. Almost 1,450 Indonesian citizens reside in Lebanon currently, comprising over 200 civilians and 1,234 United Nations peacekeepers in the Garuda Contingent, who will apparently help with the evacuation process after the incident that left at least 100 people dead and nearly 4,000...