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More Than 60 Still Missing After Beirut Mega Blast

Workers remove rubble from damaged buildings near the site of an explosion on Tuesday that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, on August 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Workers remove rubble from damaged buildings near the site of an explosion on Tuesday that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, on August 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

The health minister said on Friday that at least 120 of the 5,000 people who were injured on Tuesday are in critical condition.

More than 60 people are still missing in Beirut, four days after a massive explosion at the port left more than 150 people dead, a health ministry official said Saturday.

"The number of dead is 154, including 25 who have not yet been identified," the official told AFP. "In addition, we have more than 60 people still missing."

The health minister said on Friday that at least 120 of the 5,000 people who were injured on Tuesday are in critical condition.

first published:August 08, 2020, 13:33 IST