PARIS — One Frenchman, architect Jean-Marc Bonfils, has died while a further 24 French people were injured in Tuesday’s massive warehouse explosion in Beirut, French government ministers have said.
Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot announced Bonfils’s death in a tweet. Junior foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne added on Thursday that, of those injured, three had serious injuries.
French President Emmanuel Macron is due to visit Beirut on Thursday. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Kevin Liffey)