- Two Filipinos were among the casualties in the recent twin Beirut blasts at the port in the Lebanese capital
- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stated that the Filipinos were in their employers homes when the blast happened
- Six other Filipinos, who at the time of the blast, were also staying at the home of their employers, sustained injuries
- The blast was caused by 2,750 tons of agricultural fertilizer ammonium nitrate stored for years at the portside warehouse
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Two Filipinos were killed in the recent twin blasts in Beirut, after 2,750 tons of agricultural fertilizer ammonium nitrate, stored for years at a portside warehouse exploded.
The DFA confirmed that the fatalities were at the homes of their employers.
Six other Filipinos were injured, who also happened to be in their employers' homes when the explosions occurred.
The Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab described the incident as, "a disaster in every sense of the word."
He also stated that those responsible for the blast, which took the lives of 73 people, as of writing, and injuring 3,700, will have to pay the price.
As per ABS-CBN's report, the explosion was so huge that it shook the entire city.
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OFWs in other countries are confronted with uncertainties daily, including those concerning their safety. Aside from Filipinos working in a domestic capacity, there are other OFWs in foreign countries working as frontliners.
In the Philippines, just this year, Taguig City Hall was also shaken after it received a bomb threat.
An explosion always poses a danger to the community. With the recent incident in Lebanon, it may give other countries a chance to look into the regulation of storing chemicals in warehouses.
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