The wife of the Netherlands ambassador to Lebanon has died of injuries sustained in Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut.
Hedwig Waltmans-Molier was serious injured in the blast on August 4, shortly after returning to Beirut following a holiday.
She was in the family sitting room with her husband Jan when the explosion took place and was hit by ‘sheer bad luck’, the Dutch foreign affairs embassy said in a statement.
The couple had been together for 39 years. Waltmans-Molier worked as HR partner within the ministry’s HR department, working from both The Hague and Beirut.
Deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of our colleague Hedwig Waltmans-Molier as a result of the massive explosion in Beirut.
Our thoughts are with her husband, children and family.https://t.co/7fG7vQFdWy
— Sigrid Kaag (@SigridKaag) August 8, 2020
Five other Dutch nationals were among the thousands injured in the explosion and the total death toll is now over 150.
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