Lebanese authorities calculate amount of damage caused by Beirut explosion

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The Administration of Lebanese President Michel Aoun have calculated amount of the damage after the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut.

“Preliminary damage estimate from the explosion at the port exceed USD 15 billion,” the statement reads.

President Michel Aoun received message of condolences and solidarity from the Spanish king Filipe VI.

After the explosion, the Lebanese Prime Minister and the government resigned amid popular protests. Local citizens hold protests on the streets demanding government to resign, as they believe that the incompetence of the ministers caused the explosion in the port and the accumulated social and economic problems.

Beirut protests: Lebanese prime minister, government resign.

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