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Shipping group CMA CGM says missing Beirut staff member died

PARIS (Reuters) - Container shipping group CMA CGM said on Thursday that one of its staff who was missing after an explosion that ripped through Beirut port on Tuesday has died.

The French-based company in a statement said that two of its staff in Beirut were seriously injured and many slightly hurt..

It also confirmed that it was setting up a logistics hub in the Lebanese port of Tripoli, like other shipping firms, and was also offering logistical assistance to the authorities.

Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Jon Boyle

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