A huge explosion devastated the port area of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. We have organized a task force.
Yesterday a huge explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 others.
The large blast occurred near the port, causing destruction over a wide area. Buildings several miles away had their windows blown out. 90% of the hotels in the city have been damaged.
The explosion was so strong that it was felt as far away as Cyprus.
From first statements issued by Lebanese Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, the explosion could have been caused by the detonation of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers and bombs, stored for six years in a port warehouse without proper safety measures. However, investigations on the origin of the event are ongoing.
As vrs Adjusters we have organized a task force to support Insurers and Clients in Beirut. We are the global organization of loss adjusting companies specialized in corporate and commercial insurance claims, operating in 140+ countries with over 300 offices and 2,500 staff.
For additional information, or support losses you can contact our Local partner in Lebanon:
Mr Pierre Zaarour
M. + 961 3 610 109
or, alternatively, our vrs Adjusters’ London Office
London EC3N 1LS
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vrs Adjusters offers loss adjusting and claims management services to global risk management and insurance markets, with over 300 offices in more than 140 countries. vrs Adjusters’ members are independent claims service providers with long traditions of excellence in their home territories and leaders in their respective claims handling markets. Professionals have a deep understanding of their local territories and of the finer cultural nuances that make all the difference to achieving a well-resolved claim. Highly experienced loss adjusters and technical staff provide client-focused, local claims services across all lines of the insurance business, managing hundreds of major global corporate programs and thousands of single territory corporate programs around the world. Their proficiency and high-quality standards enable greater control of the mitigation process and the ability to minimize the total cost of the loss.