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Swiss ambassador to Beirut injured in explosion

National News // Aug. 5, 2020

The Swiss ambassador to Beirut has been injured and taken to hospital after an explosion in the Lebanese capital - according to the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. 

 

Unsplash Swiss ambassador to Beirut injured in explosion
 
A violent explosion in the city’s port has killed more than 100 people, with thousands left injured. 
 
The Swiss embassy and ambassador’s residence were badly damaged by the blast - which shattered glass windows and caused damage to the building itself. 
 
Pressure from the explosion is said to have been felt up to 240km away.   
 
The Swiss embassy is clarifying whether other Swiss citizens have been affected by the blast. 

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