DUBAI: Abu Dhabi received victims of the Akkar fuel explosion in Lebanon Thursday, as the small Mediterranean country struggled to treat injuries at specialist hospitals.
“The injured will be treated at specialized hospitals as part of the fraternal bonds between the Emirati and Lebanese peoples and in the embodiment of the UAE’s principled approach toward sisterly nations under all circumstances,” it said in a statement.
The UAE embassy in Lebanon had earlier started communicating with the authorities to transport the injured as soon as possible
On Sunday, a confiscated oil tanker exploded under mysterious circumstances killing more than 30 people and injured 79 in the impoverished northern Lebanese governorate of Akkar.
With Lebanon on the brink of collapse, hospitals have been faced with acute fuel and medicine shortages.
A number of victims have been evacuated to Turkey and Kuwait while Egypt has also sent supplies.