2 Filipinos killed, 6 injured in twin blasts in port of Beirut, Lebanon – DFA

2 Filipinos killed, 6 injured in twin blasts in port of Beirut, Lebanon

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that two Filipinos were killed and six others were injured in the blast in Beirut, Lebanon.

According to the DFA statement, the Filipinos were inside their employers’ house when the explosion occurred.


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that two Filipinos were killed and six others were injured in the blast in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the DFA statement, the Filipinos were inside their employers’ house when the explosion occurred. There are an estimated 33,000 Filipinos in that country.

The Lebanese health ministry had earlier reported that 78 people had been killed and 4,000 injured.

Based on the initial investigation by the authorities, a warehouse containing the confiscated explosives allegedly exploded.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab reported that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had been stored in the warehouse for six years.

Meanwhile, the DFA called on Filipinos in Lebanon to call the Philippine Embassy: +961 3859430, +961 81334836, +961 71474416, +961 70681060 and +961 70858086.


You can also write to the embassy at the email address: beirutpe@gmail.com (email) or Facebook.