Four Filipinos were killed and 31 injured in Beirut

China News Agency, Manila, August 7, Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on the 7th that the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon regretfully informed the public that four Filipinos had been confirmed dead and 31 injured in the Beirut explosion, and one Filipino maid was still missing. Two Filipinos are in critical condition in Rizk hospital, according to ajeet panemanglor, the interim representative of the Philippine Embassy in Beirut. In a statement issued to the media, deputy foreign minister aliola of the Philippines said that the Philippine foreign ministry is saddened by the latest developments and that the staff of the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon are trying to understand the situation of Filipinos within their jurisdiction and provide them with timely help at this critical time.