The Secretary-General of the Lebanese red cross George Kettani said the TV station Al Mayadeenthat the explosion in the port of Beirut killed “a lot” of people.
According to him, the victims found in the areas located near the port, in the relatively remote. Kettani stressed that the evacuation is still ongoing. The consequences of the explosion he called catastrophic.
According to the latest data of the Ministry of health of Lebanon, the death toll has risen to 73 people, to almost 3 thousand have got wounds, informs the Lebanese TV channel LBCI on Twitter.
A powerful explosion in the port of Beirut occurred on the evening of 4 August. According to the Lebanese intelligence, it happened at the warehousewhere they kept the confiscated explosives. Close to the port areas of Lebanon’s capital damaged or destroyed many buildings.
Reuters wrote, citing eyewitnesses that the explosion was of such force that it felt even residents of the capital Nicosia, which is located almost 200 km from Beirut.