Zagklis on Beirut: Thoughts and prayers for those who lost their lives and their families

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Stefan Djordjevic

05/Aug/20 22:47

Eurohoops.net

FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis sent his support to all affected by the Beirut explosion

By Stefan Djordjevic/ info@eurohoops.net

The news of a huge explosion that struck Beirut, the capital and largest city of Lebanon, shook the whole planet.

According to the Spectator Index, 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was ignited and the explosion impacted half the city, killing over a hundred people and leaving more than 300,000 homeless.

FIBA’s regional office was also damaged by the blast but the staff stayed safe. Andreas Zagklis, the Secretary General of FIBA, shared his support via Instagram: “During my visit in Beirut last year I experienced a vibrant, multicultural city that loves our sport. Our thoughts and prayers are for those who lost their lives from the explosion and their families. And the photo of the standing ovation is now for the resilience shown by our Lebanese friends, including the very capable FLB team. Our FIBA regional office in Asia, also based in Beirut, has suffered damages but all our staff is safe and well.”

 

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During my visit in Beirut last year I experienced a vibrant, multicultural city that loves our sport. Our thoughts and prayers are for those who lost their lives from the explosion and their families. And the photo of the standing ovation is now for the resilience shown by our Lebanese friends, including the very capable @flb_official team. Our @fiba regional office in Asia, also based in Beirut, has suffered damages but all our staff is safe and well.

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