One French death, 24 injured after Beirut blast - Metro US

One French death, 24 injured after Beirut blast

French Junior Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne speaks during a session of questions to the government at the National Assembly, in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – One Frenchman, architect Jean-Marc Bonfils, has died while a further 24 French people were injured in Tuesday’s massive warehouse explosion in Beirut, French government ministers have said.

Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot announced Bonfils’s death in a tweet. Junior foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne added on Thursday that, of those injured, three had serious injuries.

French President Emmanuel Macron is due to visit Beirut on Thursday.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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