The President of Armenia discussed with Catholicos Aram I, the situation in Beirut

YEREVAN, August 5 — Sputnik. The President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan on Wednesday during a telephone conversation with the Catholicos of the Great house of Cilicia discussed the situation in Beirut.

August 4 in Beirut, a major explosion occurred in the port area. According to the latest data, the explosion killed dozens of people, over four thousand residents were injured. According to preliminary information, the cause of the explosion of steel 2,700 tons were in port warehouses of ammonium nitrate. The explosion led to massive destruction in the city.

The President of expressed its concern over the numerous human victims as a result of powerful explosion.

The explosion caused huge damage and Armenian quarter of Bourj Hammoud, the Lebanese capital, as well as the structures of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Antelias. At the moment there are six who died in the incident.

The President expressed condolences to Aram I in connection with human victims and wished a speedy recovery to all the wounded. He also expressed willingness to help the Armenian community, and expressed confidence that the Lebanese people will overcome this ordeal.

Note that in Lebanon declared three days of mourning.

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