PM confirms two Canadians among those killed by deadly Aug. 4 Beirut explosion
It killed more than 150 people, injured thousands more and levelled large swaths of Beirut
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that two Canadians are among those killed in last week’s deadly explosion in Beirut.
In a written statement, Trudeau offers his “deepest condolences” to the family and friends of the two Canadians.
He says his thoughts remain with other Canadians injured or missing as a result of the tragedy.
Trudeau does not disclose the names but CBC reports that one of the two dead Canadians is a three-year-old girl, Alexandra Naggear, who suffered a head injury from the impact of the explosion and died in hospital two days later.
The Aug. 4 blast has been blamed on negligent storage of tonnes of ammonium nitrate.
It killed more than 150 people, injured thousands more and levelled large swaths of Beirut.