Death toll from Beirut blast reaches 100

The death toll from a massive blast in Beirut has reached 100, the Red Cross says.
The death toll from a massive blast in Beirut has reached 100, the Red Cross says.

The death toll from a massive explosion that rocked Beirut has reached 100 and more victims are under the rubble, the head of the Lebanese Red Cross has told local broadcasters.

George Kettaneh told LBCI TV by telephone that the Red Cross was coordinating with the health ministry for morgues to take victims because hospitals were overwhelmed after Tuesday's blast.

Australian Associated Press