Lebanon blast: Dutch ambassador’s injured wife dies


The wife of Dutch ambassador to Lebanon Jan Waltmans has died of wounds sustained in the Lebanon blast, the Netherlands’ foreign ministry said Saturday.

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A ministry statement read, “It is with dismay and great sadness that we report the death of our colleague Hedwig Waltmans-Molier. She succumbed to injuries sustained in the massive explosion in Beirut,”.

Daily Times gathers that Waltmans-Molier was hit by debris from the explosion shortly after returning back to Lebanon from holiday with her husband of 38 years.

“Hedwig was standing in her living room next to her husband when she was hit, sheerly by bad lack, by the explosion,” the ministry said.

The 55-year-old was the only Dutch citizen reported to have died from the explosion that rocket Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 154 and devastating swathes of the capital.

Five other Dutch citizens were slightly injured by the Lebanon blast, the ministry said.

AFP

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