Death toll in Beirut reaches 158

Death toll in Beirut reaches 158

The death toll from Tuesday's catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut has risen to 158, the Lebanese health ministry media office said on Saturday, News24 informs.

According to News24, the number of people injured exceeds 6 000 and 21 are still reported missing.

Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut on Saturday during a protest over the government's handling of this week's devastating explosion in the city.