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Beirut Explosion: 2 OFWs die, 12 missing and 8 were injured

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The Department of Foreign Affairs, in its latest reports, announced that two overseas Filipino workers have died from the Beirut port explosion yesterday. 

Citing data from the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon, it added that there were six more Filipinos who have reportedly injured from the massive explosion.

As of this writing, the death toll has now risen to 100 with 4,000 people being wounded. 

Beirut governor Marwan Abboud told a local radio station that more than 100 people remain missing, including several firefighters. 

Rescue teams are working overnight to recover residents who are reportedly still trapped under rubble. 

“There are many people missing. People are asking the emergency department about their loved ones and it is difficult to search at night because there is no electricity,” the health minister Hamad Hasan told Reuters. 

Photo by AFP News Agency

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