Insurance claims toward the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut have so far reached $425 million, according to a minister.
Caretaker Economy Minister Raoul Nehme said 2,500 claims have been filed, according to the presidency’s Twitter account. The ministry expects claims to reach 10,000.
Nehme met Lebanon’s president along with a delegation from insurance companies.
Photograph: A deadly explosion on Aug. 4, 2020 destroyed residential apartment blocks near the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. This photo was taken on Thursday, Aug. 6. Photo credit: Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg.
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