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Russian rescuers arrived in Beirut

by alex

Российские спасатели прилетели в Бейрут

The first plane EMERCOM of Russia with rescue and humanitarian aid on Board arrived at the airport of Beirut. About it reports TASS.

The aircraft “Sukhoi Superjet-100” delivered to the capital of Lebanon a task force of ten people to 19 professionals of the squad “Centrospas” and psychologists to assist victims of the explosion at the port. On Board in Beirut also arrived mobile hospital of EMERCOM of Russia. Lebanon will soon arrive a few aircraft with Russian help.

Previously, Roskosmos, showed satellite images of the port of Beirut before and after the explosion. The first picture in the collage was made before the explosion in November 2019. The second shot with the consequences of the explosion were obtained with the Russian satellite remote sensing “Canopus-V”.

A powerful explosion occurred near the port of Beirut on the evening of 4 August. According to the latest information has killed at least 100 people, more than 4 thousand injured. According to seismologists, the explosion was comparable to an earthquake of magnitude 4.5. The city suffered enormous damage, reported the destruction of at least half of the city. Injured and the building of the Russian diplomatic mission. Authorities announced on 5 August a day of mourning.

The explosion occurred due to storage in a warehouse in the seaport capital of 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate. Explosives left on Board the ship under the flag of one of the African countries due to the large debt in 2014. The national security service of Lebanon was drawn to this fact attention five months ago.

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