Greece offers support & condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

Greece has offered immediate assistance to Lebanon after a massive explosion rocked its capital Beirut on Tuesday.

The devastating explosion has killed at least 60 people and injured more than 3,000.

The blast flattened much of the city’s port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital.

Breaking News A huge explosion took place few hour ago at #Beirut port in #Lebanon.According to sources the explosion came from a chemical storage facilityUpdate: The death toll as a result of the explosion in #Beirut rises to 50, according to #Lebanon's health minister.Our thoughts are with the people of Lebanon.

Posted by Greek City Times on Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab called on “friendly countries” to support the country already reeling from its worst economic crisis in decades as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted: “On behalf of the Greek people, I want to express my deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon, especially to the families who have suffered losses, and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. Our thoughts are with you. Greece stands ready to provide any assistance needed.”

Greece’s Civil Defence and Deputy Minister for Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, also posted: “We express our profound sorrow at the deadly explosions in the port of Beirut and our solidarity with the government and people of Lebanon. We also express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and our wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured. Greece stands ready to assist the Lebanese authorities with all available means.”