The explosion in Beirut was badly damaged the Armenian quarter, is wounded

YEREVAN, Aug 4 – Sputnik. The explosion in Beirut took place near the Armenian quarters, most likely among the wounded there and . About this in an interview with Sputnik Armenia Minister of sport and youth Affairs of Lebanon Wardine Ohanyan.

“The explosion took place in Bourj Hammoud (founded by the municipality of Armenians in Lebanon), it is very close to Armenian populated areas and the damage is very extensive. It is difficult to talk about the victims, this information is not available, but among the victims, which are many, many Armenians,” she said.

Ohanyan added that still can not talk about the reasons for and details of the incident to understand what happened, you need to wait a few hours, and while the information is incomplete.

Earlier it became known that the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I of the Armenian bypasses the blocks and trying to figure out whether there are victims.

Eerie footage of the explosion in Beirut>>

A powerful bomb exploded in Beirut on Tuesday evening. The exact number of dead and wounded is unknown, but it is too big. According to preliminary data, the Beirut port could explode ammonium nitrate seized from one of the ships over a year ago and stored in the warehouse. Residential apartments of the building from the blast broke the glass and balcony doors. Damaged building of the Russian trade mission in Beirut and the Embassy of Kazakhstan (injured Consul).

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