Death toll from Beirut explosion rises to 154

Beirut (ST): Lebanese Minister of Public Health Hamad Hasan announced that the death toll from Beirut Port Explosion, which occurred last Tuesday, rose to 154 deaths and thousands of wounded.

Meeting an Algerian medical delegation, Hasan said that the victims of the blast rose to 154, adding that 20 % of the wounded, who amount to 5000 in number, need time to recover.

He noted that the serious injuries were about 120, pointing out they need precise operations.

A previous outcome said that the explosion claimed the lives of 137 and caused the wounding of 5000 people.