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Advanta Bulletin – Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Advanta Bulletin – Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

As you all know, on the night of Tuesday, 4th August, an explosion occurred in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, after a fire at the port. The force of the blast appears to have been exacerbated by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that was reportedly stored in a warehouse. Other aspects of the initial ignition and contributory factors remain under investigation. According to information provided by the Lebanese Health Minister, at least 135 people have died and more than 4,000 others have been injured as a consequence of the blast. 

First and foremost our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost their lives and have been affected by this terrible tragedy.

Considering the damages reported in the capital, along with those that have not yet been uncovered, significant losses are expected and we are well-placed to assist our clients with exposures in the region. 

ADVANTA has local capability and capacity; our team are already in-situ working on claims arising from this incident and are fully licenced to operate in Beirut. 

ADVANTA has significant expertise in dealing with catastrophic events and has experience in handling similar losses around the globe. Our teams can provide immediate local assistance on losses related to Property, Energy, BI/ CBI, Liability and Marine.

For immediate assistance, please contact:

Jim Pittman             +971 (0) 50 368 1694         jpittman@advantaglobal.com 
Christopher Cole      +33 (0) 624 967 653           ccole@advantaglobal.com 
Oliver Thoma           +44 (0) 792 194 8771          othoma@advantaglobal.com 
Adam Humphrey      +44 (0) 754 516 6210         ahumphrey@advantaglobal.com 
John Donald             +44 (0) 749 681 6567         jdonald@advantaglobal.com