Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has released a statement on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon yesterday, which has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 4000. According to BBC, the blast was said to have been caused by “highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse.” The Mayor also wished condolences to the family of Nizar Najarian, a Montrealer in Beirut at the time, who was sadly killed in the explosion.
“The images coming to us from Beirut, Lebanon, are terrifying. All my thoughts are with those who are directly or indirectly affected by this terrible explosion. My condolences to the family and relatives of Mr. Najarian, who died today in the explosion in Beirut. On this extremely trying day for all Lebanese-Montrealers, the metropolis stands in solidarity with you and shares your pain.”–Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal
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