- Advertisement -
Home Australia Family of two-year-old Australian boy Isaac Oehlers killed in Beirut Lebanon blast...

Family of two-year-old Australian boy Isaac Oehlers killed in Beirut Lebanon blast will fly home

- Advertisement -

The family of a two-year-old boy killed in the explosion that devastated the Lebanese capital of Beirut will fly home to Western Australia later this week.

Isaac Oehlers is so far the only known Australian victim of the explosion at Beirut’s port that killed at least 157 others and injured thousands more.

Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed the family will return to WA via Doha in coming days.

Scroll down for video 

Isaac Oehlers is so far the only known Australian victim of the explosion at Beirut's port that killed at least 157 others and injured thousands more

Isaac Oehlers is so far the only known Australian victim of the explosion at Beirut’s port that killed at least 157 others and injured thousands more 

He says they might be allowed to quarantine at home given the boy’s mother has a health condition.

‘It may well be that,’ he told reporters on Monday.

‘We are being very careful about what measures we put in place for quarantine in the state. We’re not going to take any risks.

‘But it’s obviously a circumstance where her condition and what they have been through means that we need to tread very carefully.’

WA has some of the toughest border restrictions in the country following the global coronavirus pandemic declared earlier this year.

All returned overseas travellers are required to enter hotel quarantine unless they secure an exemption.

Last week's explosion was fuelled by 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored at Beirut's port for six years

Last week’s explosion was fuelled by 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored at Beirut’s port for six years 

The explosion has led to unrest on the streets of Beirut as protesters call for the people responsible to be held to account

The explosion has led to unrest on the streets of Beirut as protesters call for the people responsible to be held to account

‘Plans are being put in place around the family to make sure that there’s appropriate quarantine safety measures and also take into account their very tragic circumstances,’ Mr McGowan said

‘That’s a process that’s ongoing.’

There are about 5000 Australians in Beirut and more than 230,000 Australians with Lebanese heritage.

Last week’s explosion was fuelled by 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored at Beirut’s port for six years.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday said it was a ‘horrific accident’ and could not rule out further Australian deaths from the disaster.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

16,985FansLike
2,458FollowersFollow
61,453SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

Money expert reveals Australia’s top paying jobs that you don’t need a degree for 

A money expert has revealed the top paying jobs in Australia which don't require a degree. Nicholas Muscat, who founded finance business AussieMoneyMan, has shared...
- Advertisement -

Truck driver, 25, who collided into a school bus helped get children to safety before died

A box truck driver who crashed into a Georgia school bus managed to save some of the children before he suddenly collapsed and died.At...

Rob Kennon’s worker’s cottage in Fitzroy North voted Australia’s best house under 200 square metres

An unassuming worker's cottage on a quiet street in Melbourne has been named Australia's best house under 200 square metres.The two-storey in Fitzroy North,...

Young coronavirus survivor reveals that she can still TASTE the virus weeks after becoming infected

A young coronavirus survivor has revealed she is still suffering serious effects from the virus weeks later. Tina Dinh fell ill on Sunday, July 26...

Related News

Money expert reveals Australia’s top paying jobs that you don’t need a degree for 

A money expert has revealed the top paying jobs in Australia which don't require a degree. Nicholas Muscat, who founded finance business AussieMoneyMan, has shared...

Truck driver, 25, who collided into a school bus helped get children to safety before died

A box truck driver who crashed into a Georgia school bus managed to save some of the children before he suddenly collapsed and died.At...

Rob Kennon’s worker’s cottage in Fitzroy North voted Australia’s best house under 200 square metres

An unassuming worker's cottage on a quiet street in Melbourne has been named Australia's best house under 200 square metres.The two-storey in Fitzroy North,...

Young coronavirus survivor reveals that she can still TASTE the virus weeks after becoming infected

A young coronavirus survivor has revealed she is still suffering serious effects from the virus weeks later. Tina Dinh fell ill on Sunday, July 26...

Exeter 26-13 Leicester: Eddie Jones watches leaders ease to victory in first game for 161 days

England head coach Eddie Jones watched Gallagher Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs return to action with a 26-13 bonus-point win over struggling Leicester Tigers.Five months...
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here