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At least one American killed, several injured in Beirut blast


At least one American was killed and several more were injured in the massive explosion in Beirut that claimed at least 137 lives, according to the US Embassy in the Lebanese capital.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to their loved ones and are working to provide the affected US citizens and their families all possible consular assistance,” the State Department said in a statement to The Post.

“We are working closely with local authorities to determine if any additional US citizens were affected,” it said, adding that all of its employees are safe and accounted for.

The names of the dead and wounded Americans have not been released.

The State Department strongly encouraged American “citizens in Beirut to monitor local news, follow the emergency instructions provided by local authorities” and to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at step.state.gov to receive emergency information.

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