The Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, regrets to inform the public that the number of Filipinos injured following the blasts in Beirut is now at 31.
“We are saddened by the latest turn of developments. The higher figure comes as our Embassy personnel work to ascertain the condition of the Filipinos in its jurisdiction,“ stated Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Sarah Lou Y. Arriola.
Aside from those injured, the Philippine Embassy Beirut also confirmed the number of deaths to four, while the status of the missing household service worker remains as is.
“Two Filipinos remain in critical condition. They are confined and are being monitored at Rizk Hospital,” reported Philippine Embassy Beirut Charge d’affaires Ajeet Panemanglor.
“Our Embassy officials shall continue to ascertain the condition of our community in Beirut. The DFA reaffirms its commitment to bring the much needed support and assistance to our kababayans specially at this hour of need,” Undersecretary Arriola concluded.
Press Release from:
Presidential Communications Operations Office
Office of the Global Media and Public Affairs
07 August 2020