UK will send 5 million GBP (approximately $6.6 million) in aid to Lebanon and will also provide medical and search and rescue experts to help in the aftermath of the Beirut blast, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told reporters on Wednesday.
Raab said he had spoken to the Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, and that a British Navy ship was “in the area” and ready to help.
At least 100 people are dead and 4,000 wounded following an explosion in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. While it is still unclear what caused the explosion, the city is decimated with thousands of residents left homeless, a medical system strained and up to $5 billion worth of damage.
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A Catholic church in Beirut was televising its Tuesday mass as part of its Covid-19 safety protocols, but it was interrupted when the massive explosion went off.
Video of the service shows parts of the ceiling falling as a priest ran for cover, getting injured in the process.
Pope Francis has called on people to pray for Lebanon in the aftermath of Tuesday’s deadly explosion.