A Royal Navy ship will be sent to Beirut after the Lebanese city’s port was destroyed by a huge explosion.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has authorised the deployment of survey vessel HMS Enterprise, following the blast which killed at least 135 people, reports forces.net.
At least 5,000 people were injured and hundreds of thousands left homeless in the incident on Tuesday evening.
As we continue our preparation for our work in #Lebanon 🇱🇧, we’re using the time alongside to get our survey motor boat #Spitfire tested and calibrated. Massively grateful for the support we’re getting from our friends here in #Cyprus 🇨🇾. @UKinCyprus @ukinlebanon #BoldlyGo 🇬🇧👍 pic.twitter.com/2JiHa1CoSp
— HMS Enterprise (@HMSEnterprise) August 6, 2020
The Foreign Secretary meanwhile has promised a £5m support package for Lebanon. The Ministry of Defence said the British military will “continue to work with the Lebanese government to help the people of Beirut recover”.
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