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‘Shocked, saddened by loss of lives in Beirut explosion’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed shock over the explosion in Lebanon’s Beirut in which greater than 70 individuals had been killed.

“Shocked and saddened by the large explosion in Beirut city leading to loss of life and property. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Twitter on Wednesday.

The huge explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening a lot of the city’s port, damaging buildings throughout the capital and sending a large mushroom cloud into the sky.

It was not clear what triggered the blast, which struck with the power of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, in line with Germany’s geosciences heart GFZ, and was heard and felt as distant as Cyprus greater than 200 kilometres throughout the Mediterranean. 

Global leaders gave supplied assist and assist to Lebanon in the wake of the explosion. French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said France will deploy a civil safety detachment and a number of other tonnes of medical gear to Lebanon.

“Emergency doctors will also reach Beirut as soon as possible to strengthen hospitals. France is already engaged,” the French President said in a tweet.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, additionally prolonged his deepest condolences to all these affected by the “massive explosion at the port of Beirut.”

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his nation is able to present assist in any manner it will possibly.

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