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The blast wave from the explosion in Beirut reached Cyprus by sea

The blast wave from the explosion in the capital of Lebanon-Beirut-reached the island of Cyprus (about 250 km). Ten victims and a “very high number of injured” have been reported.

This is reported by Reuters.

The Beirut Governor called the explosion at the port unprecedented and compared it to the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In turn, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Hassan Diab, announced on August 5 a day of national mourning for the victims of the explosion in the capital of the country, sky news-Arabia TV channel reports.

In addition, authorities say that about half of the city was affected by the explosion. People post videos online showing the damage caused by the powerful explosion.

“Lebanese security services and medical sources report that at least 10 people were killed after an explosion in Beirut,” a Reuters report said.

The country's health Minister also reported a “very high number of injured.” Hundreds of injured are also reported by local media.

Local media also report that dozens of injured may be under the rubble.

We will remind, this evening in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut, two powerful explosions occurred near the port. Health Minister Hamad Hassan said the explosion occurred on a ship with pyrotechnics.

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