Beirut explosion: Ghana commiserates with Lebanon

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The Government of Ghana says it received with shock and sadness, news of the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, 4th August, 2020.

The explosion has left at least 200 people dead, 5,000 wounded and about 300,000 displaced.

“This disaster, happening at a time that the whole world is battling with the COVID-19 pandemic, is most unfortunate and, regrettably poses an even greater challenge for the Lebanese Government and people,” Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, noted on Monday.

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The Minister said this when she paid a visit to the Embassy of Lebanon in Accra to sign the book of condolence opened on behalf of victims of the explosion.

“On behalf of the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Government and people of Ghana, I convey deep condolences to the Government and people of Lebanon on this tragedy.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families, the wounded and the displaced. May Allah be their comfort, and may the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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“Lebanon shall overcome this tragedy!”

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