France investigates tragedy in Lebanon and Macron to travel to Beirut


Paris, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Paris Prosecutor’s Office opened on Wednesday an investigation into the devastating blasts on Tuesday in Lebanon, which injured 21 French people; meanwhile France’s President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that he will travel to Beirut tomorrow.

According to the authority, the enquiry falls within its jurisdiction over events that occurred abroad, when the French are among the victims.

The investigation is carried out by the General Directorate of the National Gendarmerie, information released a day after the tragedy in Lebanon’s capital, where over a hundred people died and 4,000 suffered injuries from explosions attributed to the detonation of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port in unsafe conditions for six years.

Meanwhile, Macron announced that tomorrow he will travel to Beirut to convey a message of sisterhood and solidarity to the Lebanese people.

We will also discuss the situation with the political authorities, he noted on Twitter.

France announced in the last hours the dispatch of military aircraft with over fifty Civil Security personnel and several tons of materials, including sanitary.


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