Foreign Australian Minister Marise Payne said the Australian government was “shocked and saddened” by the explosive blast in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, and that it would send $2 million in financial support to the country.
That’s in addition to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledging five million dollars in financial aid to help the nation with its recovery.
Not just that. To mark one week since the devastating tragedy, The Sydney Opera House was lit up overnight with the Lebanese Cedar as a symbol of solidarity.
It’s been confirmed that one Australian, a 2-year-old child, was killed in the disastrous explosion, among 200 Australians presumed dead.
Australia is also mourning along with the Lebanese…
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