The blast wave from the explosion in the capital of Lebanon-Beirut-reached the island of Cyprus (about 250 km). Ten victims and a вЂњvery high number of injuredвЂќ 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.
вЂњLebanese security services and medical sources report that at least 10 people were killed after an explosion in Beirut,вЂќ a Reuters report said.
Huge explosion in Beirut pic.twitter.com/oJfFkwutEI— Rana M. Harbi (@RanaHarbi) August 4, 2020
The country's health Minister also reported a вЂњvery high number of injured.вЂќ Hundreds of injured are also reported by local media.
Local media also report that dozens of injured may be under the rubble.
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