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Macron arrives in Lebanon as nations send aid

Macron arrives in Lebanon as nations send aid
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Thursday, 06 August, 2020, 17:05

The explosion Tuesday, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port, rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people, injuring more than 5,000 and causing widespread destruction. In addition to Lebanese natives, the dead have included Canadian and American citizens, as well as a German diplomat.French President Emmanuel Macron visited Thursday amid widespread pledges of international aid, including from Canada. Switzerland confirmed it has sent a team of specialists including engineers and logistics experts at Lebanon's request, while Britain is sending a Royal Navy ship to help with clean-up and reconstruction efforts at the port.

Macron arrives in Lebanon as nations send aid