The President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of condolences to the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun after a major explosion in the port of Beirut.

“Russia shares the grief of the Lebanese people. Please, convey words of sympathy and support to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to all the injured”, — is spoken in the telegram of the President.

August 4 in the capital of Lebanon, a powerful explosion occurred in the port area. According to initial reports, killed at least ten people. The health Ministry said that could have hurt hundreds of people.

The Governor of Beirut, Marwan Abboud compared the explosion with nuclear attacks in 1945 on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diab announced Wednesday, August 5, a day of mourning in memory of the victims of the explosion.