Lebanon’s explosion death toll reaches 100

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The death toll from the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday has surpassed 100. According to reports aired by local media outlets in Lebanon, the death toll will be higher as rescue operations are underway. 

Rescue workers are searching through the rubble, with the aim of finding survivors. The Lebanese Red Cross is coordinating the efforts with the health ministry the efforts, including the use of morgues to take victims, as hospitals are overwhelmed. 

The number of casualties, stands at 4,000, though like with the death toll, is expected to be higher. 

The explosion took place in the capital city’s warehouses where highly explosive material is stored. It was the most powerful explosion in Beirut which is currently reeling from an economic crisis and a surge in coronavirus infections.