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Beirut explosion causes $3-5bn damages – Governor

Beirut explosion causes $3-5bn damages – Governor

Mubasher: The massive blast that shook the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday caused between $3 billion and $5 billion worth of damage, the Lebanese National News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing the governor of Beirut, Marwan Abboud, as saying. 

Up to 300,000 people are now homeless as the damage from the explosion in the port area affected half of the city, Abboud added.

At least 100 people were killed and above 4,000 were injured in the huge explosion at Beirut port that demolished entire neighborhoods of the city, according to the Lebanese Red Cross.