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EU to provide help to Lebanon after explosion - Von der Leyen

European Union extends condolences and support to the people of Lebanon and stands ready to help the Lebanese government on its way to recovery after a catastrophe that hit Beirut, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated on Thursday.

During a phone call with the country's Prime Minister Hassan Diab, Von der Leyen discussed the extent of help that the bloc is providing including €33 million, personnel specialized in search-and-rescue, evacuation vehicles, and rapid mapping service.

The explosions that rocked the city of Beirut on Tuesday resulted in at least 137 fatalities, with additional 5,000 people suffering injuries due to the blast, the officials said.

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