The house where the former president of the Renault Nissan Alliance lives, Carlos Ghosn, a refugee in Beirut after fleeing Japanese justice in December, was destroyed by the explosion which took place this Tuesday, August 4 in the capital of Lebanon.
"We're all fine, but the house is destroyed," Carlos's wife Carole Ghosn told Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. “All of Beirut is destroyed,” she continued.
The colonial-style pink house became known worldwide as the meeting place for journalists who went to cover the first interview with Ghosn who had just fled Japan.
The luxury hideaway was about 3 miles from the city's port, a revitalized upper-middle-class area of Beirut that also boasts several luxury restaurants and international hotels.
The Ghosn family has lived in this house in Beirut since their spectacular escape from Tokyo, where the former Renault CEO was under house arrest in a tax evasion and breach of trust investigation in Japan.
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VIDEO. Beirut: the explosion damage seen from the sky