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A two-year-old Australian boy was killed by a Lebanese explosion, family 'with a knife in his heart'

Source: xkb.com.au
[Social News]     09 Aug 2020
The identity of Australian victims in Lebanon's capital, Beirut (Beirut), was announced Tuesday, confirming the two-year-old boy, Isaac Orles (Isaac Oehler).
A two-year-old Australian boy was killed by a Lebanese explosion, family 'with a knife in his heart'

Australian boy Isaac Orles was killed in explosion Beirut accident. (Yahoo News Photo)

The identity of Australian victims in Lebanon's capital, Beirut (Beirut), was announced Tuesday, confirming the two-year-old boy, Isaac Orles (Isaac Oehler).

"Our beloved son died suddenly and tragically after the Beirut disaster, and we are deeply concerned about it, child's family said in a statement. "

"Isaac was only two years old, and friends and family will miss him deeply. "

They also said :" The whole family wants to thank all of us for comforting and supporting us. "

According to the latest casualty figures released by the media office of the Lebanese Ministry of Health, at least 158 people have been killed, more than 6000 injured ,21 missing and hundreds of thousands homeless in in a major accident that explosion as powerful as the Hiroshima Nagasaki nuclear explosion.

A large explosion was allegedly triggered by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, which had been stored at Beirut's port for six years. The port of explosion has been razed to the ground, and buildings within 10 kilometers of the explosion site have been damaged, even 190 kilometers away.

Among them, the Australian embassy has also been seriously damaged. Australian Foreign Minister Wayne (Marise Payne) said in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, embassy 95% windows and the front of the office were damaged, some staff were slightly injured.

Prime Minister Morrison (Scott Morrison) confirmed after the incident that an Australian had been killed in the explosion and that the Australian embassy had been "severely affected ".

He said that the capital of Lebanon usually has about 20,000 Australians, but he is not sure how many people have returned to Australia because of the new crown epidemic.

While expressing condolences to all the Lebanese people, Morrison expressed concern about "the Lebanese community in Australia ". "I know there will be a lot of people going to church and mosque to pray in Australia, but given the epidemic's limitations, I want people to respond appropriately ," he cautioned. "

8 local time, Lebanese Prime Minister Diab delivered a speech, said next Monday he will propose in the cabinet meeting ahead of the parliament elections, and called on the parties to reach consensus on the next phase of work. He stressed that the Beirut port explosion was still under investigation and that the scope of the investigation would be extended to all incident-related personnel without exception.

That afternoon, in the heart of Beirut, thousands of demonstration parade ,protest demanded severe punishment for severe punishment for explosion "real culprit ".

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