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One French death, 24 injured after Beirut blast

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(C) Reuters. 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.

One French death, 24 injured after Beirut blast

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