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The number of victims of explosion in Beirut has reached 78

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Число жертв взрыва в Бейруте достигло 78

Continued: it Became known about casualties among foreigners in the explosion in Beirut

The number of victims of a powerful explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut has reached 78 people. It is reported by CNN.

According to the latest data, injured more than four thousand people. Hospitals of the capital are overcrowded. The Minister of health of Lebanon, Mohammed Hassan demanded to carry the wounded to hospitals outside Beirut. The red Cross called for healthy citizens to come and donate blood for the victims.

A powerful explosion occurred near the port of Beirut on the evening of 4 August. Affected many areas of the city, including were hurt in the blast at the Russian Embassy.

The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab said that the explosion occurred due to storage in a warehouse in the seaport capital of 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate for six years. He proposed to form a Commission to investigate the incident, which 48 hours will need to determine the cause of the explosion and to identify the responsible.

Explosives were on Board the ship under the flag of an African country, which was left by her owners due to a large debt. The national security service of Lebanon five months ago he offered the authorities to create special conditions for the storage of ammonium nitrate. In the absence of the need for them has been asked to sell these substances.

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