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Wife of Dutch envoy to Lebanon dies after being hurt in Beirut blast

Reuters , Saturday 8 Aug 2020
The Netherlands
Security officers stand guard at the entrance of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Lebanon's capital Beirut, on August 5, 2020, as debris litters the street a day after a massive explosion in the city's port. (AFP)
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The wife of the Dutch ambassador to Lebanon died on Saturday after being seriously injured in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut's port on Tuesday, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.

Hedwig Waltmans-Molier, 55, was injured by the explosion as she stood next to her husband, ambassador Jan Waltmans, in the living room of their house in Beirut, the ministry said.

Tuesday's blast caused extensive damage to the Dutch embassy, injuring four other people connected to it. 

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