News ID: 273155
Published: 0711 GMT August 19, 2020

About 3,000 Lebanese injured at Beirut blast received at Iran’s field hospital

About 3,000 Lebanese injured at Beirut blast received at Iran’s field hospital
IRNA

Director of a field hospital set up in Beirut by Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said that 2,750 Lebanese wounded by the August 4 mega explosion in the Lebanese capital, have so far received medical treatment or been examined in the medical facility.

Mohammad Baqer Mohammadi told IRNA on a phone call on Wednesday that Iran’s medical personnel have been treating patients for the last two weeks.

Iran’s field hospital locates near Dhahiya neighborhood in Beirut and people from other parts of Lebanon also come to receive medical services in that complex.

The first cargo of Iran’s humanitarian aid comprising 95 tons of food and medicine arrived in Beirut on August 6.

The massive explosion that defaced the coastline of Beirut, destroying hundreds of buildings, has reportedly killed 220 people and wounded more than 6,000 others.

The disastrous blast was caused by detonation of more than 2,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse in the Lebanese capital.

Iran is the first country that rushed to help Lebanon by sending medical and humanitarian aid immediately after the disaster.

   
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