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Navy ship damaged in Beirut blasts returns home

25 Oct 2020 18:02, Somoy English Desk
Navy ship damaged in Beirut blasts returns home
Navy ship damaged in Beirut blasts returns home

Bangladesh Navy warship ‘BNS Bijoy’ which was damaged in massive explosions that destroyed much of Lebanese capital Beirut has returned home.

It anchored at Chattogram naval jetty on Sunday morning after two months and 20 days crossing 6,000 nautical miles. 

Five Bangladeshi nationals were among the dead and over 100 others, including 21 members of Bangladesh Navy, were injured in the massive blasts that damaged or destroyed Beirut on August 4.

Navy ship ‘BNS Bijoy’ which was engaged in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon was also damaged in the explosions linked to a long-neglected stash of potentially explosive chemicals.

Another navy ship ‘BNS Sangram’ started for Lebanon on August 9 to replace the damaged one.

‘BNS Bijoy’ started for the country handing over charge to the new warship.

On its way back, the damaged parts of the ship were repaired in Turkey.

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