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Beirut port explosion death toll rises to 158: Lebanon health ministry

A general view shows damages following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

DUBAI (Reuters) - The death toll from Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut has risen to 158, the Lebanese health ministry media office said on Saturday.

The number of people injured exceeds 6,000 and 21 are still reported missing, it said.

Reporting by Laila Bassam; Editing by Gareth Jones

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