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Prime Minister confirms two Canadians among those killed in deadly August 4 explosion in Beirut

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that two Canadians are among those killed in last week's deadly explosion in Beirut. In a written statement, Trudeau offers his "deepest condolences" to the family and friends of the two Canadians. He says his thoughts remain with other Canadians injured or missing as a result of the tragedy. Trudeau does not reveal the names, but CBC reports that one of the two dead Canadians is a three-year-old girl, Alexandra Naggear, who suffered a head injury from the impact of the blast and died in hospital two days later. The August 4 explosion was attributed to the negligent storage of tons of ammonium nitrate. It killed more than 150 people, injured thousands more, and swept across large swaths of Beirut.
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Amal and George Clooney donate $ 100,000 after the Beirut explosion

By Jamie samhan. 22 seconds ago Amal and George Clooney are donating to three Lebanese charities after the devastating explosion in Beirut earlier this week. Aid workers will be shared $ 100,000 between the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon and Baytna Baytak. At least 135 people died and more than 5,000 were injured in the explosion that hit the port of Beirut. "We are both deeply concerned about the people of Beirut and the devastation they have faced in recent days," they said in a statement to ET. "Three charities we've found are providing essential relief on the ground: the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon and Baytna Baytak." RELATED: Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth send a message of hope to the victims of the Beirut tragedy The statement added: "W...
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Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth send a message of hope to the victims of the Beirut tragedy

By Anita tai. 6 minutes ago Photo: Samir Hussein / Getty Prince Charles and Camilla sent their deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon this week. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall offered their support after the terrible explosion in Beirut on Tuesday, which claimed more than 100 lives and injured thousands. RELATED: Celebrities react to Beirut blast, Lebanese-Canadian group raises money while dealing with tragedy Clarence House's official Instagram account posted the statement on Thursday: “My wife and I wanted you to know how deeply we feel for all the people of Lebanon after the horrible explosion in Beirut that resulted in the tragic deaths of so many and caused such unimaginable devastation. Our hearts go out to...
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50 Cent beaten by Instagram users for Beirut blast post

By Becca Longmire. 14 seconds ago 50 cents. Photo: Manny Carabel / WireImage / Getty Images 50 Cent has come under fire after posting about the horrible Beirut explosion on Instagram this week. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, shared a clip of the explosion, which killed more than 100 people and wounded more than 4,000 more, along with a legend that many read as sarcasm. RELATED: Celebrities React To Beirut Blast, Lebanese-Canadian Group Raises Money As They Deal With Tragedy He also tagged the alcohol brands he is involved with: Branson Cognac and Le Chemin Du Roi.50 signed a partnership with French Cognac Branson in 2018 and adds the labels to the bottom of most of their posts. However, many I...
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Celebrities react to Beirut blast, Lebanese-Canadian group raises money while dealing with tragedy

By The Canadian press. 3 minutes ago A man walks past vehicles damaged as a result of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 5, 2020. According to media reports, at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 injured after an explosion, which caused for more than 2,500 tons of Ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse devastated the port area on August 4. EPA / WAEL HAMZEH Canadian-Lebanese who watched in horror as a blast leveled part of Beirut now they are working to raise funds for hospitals treating thousands of injured. The president of the Lebanese Club of Ottawa says he feels powerless on the other side of the world from the family members who were injured in Tuesday's explosion. Ahmad Araji says that hi...
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Lebanese-Canadian group raises money as it deals with the tragedy of the Beirut explosion – The Canadian News

Lebanese Canadians who watched in horror as an explosion ripped through part of Beirut are now working to raise funds for hospitals that care for thousands of wounded. The president of the Lebanese Club of Ottawa says he feels helpless on the other side of the world from family members who were injured in Tuesday's explosion. Ahmad Araji says that his first cousin, his wife, and their young daughter live in central Beirut and were hit by glass that was broken during the explosion. He says it is difficult to process the scale of the tragedy, which has killed at least 100. His group has started an online fundraiser that has so far raised more than $ 3,700 for the Lebanese Red Cross and hospitals overrun by the wounded. Araji says the group is also trying to raise awareness of B...
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‘It felt like an earthquake’: resident describes explosion that shook Lebanon – The Canadian News

Philippe Tawileh was with his wife and children watching television after dinner when they heard an explosion and felt the house shake. The family of five living in Byblos (Jbeil), about 40 kilometers north of Beirut in Lebanon, rushed to look out the window but couldn't see anything, Tawileh said in a WhatsApp interview Tuesday night. “We feel like an earthquake and we hear the explosion. It was very strong, big, huge. " It was then that he turned on the news while simultaneously scrolling through his social networks to find out what was happening. Tawileh's 22-month-old son, Alexandre, was born in Montreal and is a Canadian citizen. His other two children are Andrew, nine, and Adriana, eight. His wife, Rawane Dagher, who is a pediatrician, recently accepted a job at a Mon...