73 Bangladesh citizens to return home from Beirut today


12th August, 2020 09:56:37 printer

73 Bangladesh citizens to return home from Beirut today

A total of 73 Bangladesh citizens will return home from Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday morning.


A Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) aircraft, which handed over relief materials in Lebanon, will land at Hazrat Shajalal International Airport with the repatriated Bangladeshi nationals from Beirut.


Earlier, Bangladesh sent "emergency supplies" to Lebanon for the people of Beirut as a token of friendship who are trying to recover from the damage caused by the huge twin explosions.


Bangladesh Air Force carried a C130 full of emergency supplies which reached Beirut on Monday.


The goodwill aid included nine tonnes of food items, two tonnes of medicines and medical supplies, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force carrying the goodwill aid; and four high level officers of Bangladesh Navy, an officer of Bangladesh Army and 12 crew member of Bangladesh Air Force reached Rafic Hariri International Airport, Beirut, Lebanon on Monday.


Five Bangladeshi nationals were killed and more than 100 including 21 members of Bangladesh Navy injured in the explosions.


The blast killed more than 160 people, injured more than 6,000 people and left more than 300,000 homeless.


Some 1,50,000 Bangladesh nationals work in a number of sectors in Lebanon.