Beirut blast damage cost tops $15 billion: President

AFP , Wednesday 12 Aug 2020

File photo: FILE PHOTO: Lebanese President Michel Aoun is seen at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, REUTERS

The massive blast at Beirut port on August 4 caused more than $15 billion in damages, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Wednesday.

"Preliminary estimates of the losses suffered following the port explosion top 15 billion dollars," he was quoted as telling Spain's King Felipe in a phone call, in a message on the presidency's Twitter account.


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