YEREVAN, August 5 – Sputnik. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian has offered assistance to the brotherly people of Lebanon during a telephone conversation with President Michel Aoun.
A powerful explosion occurred Tuesday in the seaport area of Beirut near a base of the Navy of Lebanon. The blast destroyed or damaged dozens of homes, cars, in many areas of the capital, glass was broken. According to the latest data, as a result of the incident killed more than 100 people, about 4 thousand were injured. Among victims and victims there are also Armenians.
As announced by the Prime Minister on his page on Facebook, he expressed his support and condolences in connection with a powerful explosion in Beirut.
“Suggested that Armenia’s support to the brotherly Lebanese people,” said Pashinyan.
According to him, the Lebanese authorities are now trying to find out what they need to help, after summarizing the government of Armenia will make relevant decisions.
According to local authorities, the cause of the explosion was the detonation of stored in the warehouse of 2,700 tons a confiscated customs in 2015 ammonium nitrate.
The capital of Lebanon declared disaster area in the city for two weeks, introduced a state of emergency. In the country the mourning is declared.