French President Emmanuel macron said that France sent assistance to Lebanon due to the powerful explosion in Beirut, which killed at least 70 people and about 3.7 thousand people were injured.

“France near Lebanon. Always. French assistance and resources aimed at the place (of the incident. — RT)”, — he wrote in his Twitter.

Macron also expressed his condolences in connection with death of large numbers of people in Beirut.

August 4 in the capital of Lebanon, a powerful explosion occurred in the port area. Jordan seismological Observatory determined that the explosion equivalent to an earthquake of magnitude 4,5.

Lebanese TV channel LBC International reported that in the port of Beirut, an explosion occurred 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate during welding.