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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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Global donors demand change before sending money to rebuild Beirut – The Canadian News

World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $ 300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut after the devastating explosion, but warned on Sunday that no money would be available to rebuild the capital until the Lebanese authorities commit to political and economic reforms. required. for the people. More than 30 international conference participants offered help for a "credible and independent" investigation into the Beirut explosion on August 4, another key demand from the Lebanese crowds who took to the streets on Saturday and Sunday. In Beirut, two Lebanese cabinet ministers, including one of the prime minister's top aides, resigned amid signs that the embattled government may be crumbling after the devastating explosion that swept through the capit...
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British singer Mika writes an open letter to the ‘devastated’ people of Lebanon: ‘After Darkness Comes the Dawn’

By Brent Furdyk. 27 seconds ago British singer Mika, who was born in Lebanon, shares his thoughts on the deadly explosion in Beirut that killed at least 157 people and injured thousands more. In an open letter obtained by Billboard, the singer, whose real name is Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr., writes about his sadness and anger over what happened. He ends on a note of hope, writing about the strength and endurance of the Lebanese people. RELATED: Amal & George Clooney Donate $ 100,000 After Beirut Blast "Tomorrow you will get up like you always have," he says. “The music will flow from your windows again. People will dance on your terraces and perfumes will come out of your kitchens. I'll be there." His letter appears in its entirety below: My dear Lebanon...
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Hundreds attend Toronto vigil to mourn Beirut blast victims – The Canadian News

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Nathan Philips Square for a candlelight vigil on Saturday night to pay tribute to the victims of last week's devastating explosion in Beirut. The August 4 explosion left at least 150 dead and thousands injured. More than 300,000 people have lost their homes. The explosion is believed to have occurred when a fire created a stockpile of 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate that authorities left in a warehouse for years, despite years of repeated warnings from officials that it posed a danger. Both the Canadian and Lebanese national anthems were played during the vigil and the iconic Toronto sign was changed to reflect the colors of the Lebanese flag in a show of solidarity. Officials from the three levels of government, business lead...
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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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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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Canada to Provide $ 5 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon – The Canadian News

The Canadian government is providing $ 5 million in humanitarian assistance to help Lebanese citizens suffering from a devastating explosion on Tuesday that killed hundreds and left thousands more injured. Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says $ 1.5 million will go to the Lebanese Red Cross to provide food, shelter and emergency medical services. "Canada is with the people of Lebanon at this terrible time," Champagne tweeted. " “We will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground. We are ready to provide additional assistance, as appropriate. " As international aid flights began arriving in Beirut, investigators investigating the deadly blast focused Wednesday on possible negligence in storing tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in an oce...
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Lebanese face devastation after Beirut’s massive explosion

Beirut residents faced a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, the day after a massive explosion in the port swept through the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, injuring thousands and leaving entire city blocks flooded. glass and rubble. Smoke was still rising from the harbor, where an imposing silos building was half destroyed, spilling heaps of grain. The hangars around it were completely torn down. Much of the city center was littered with damaged vehicles and debris that had rained from the shattered facades of the buildings. A Lebanese Red Cross official said that at least 100 people died and more than 4,000 were injured. George Kettaneh said the number could increase further. It was unclear what caused the explosion, which appeared to have been caused...