The head of the Ministry of health of Lebanon Hamad Hassan described the situation in Beirut after the blast as “a catastrophe in the full sense of the word,” reports TASS with reference to the channel “sky news – Arabiya”.

He also confirmed that the explosion killed more than 100 people and more than 4 thousand were injured.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of emergency situations sends in Beirut a mobile hospital to assist the victims.

A powerful explosion occurred near the port of Beirut on the evening of 4 August. Shortly before that, local residents heard a small cotton. Soon was spotted black and white smoke. After the explosion in the sky, rose a column of red smoke.