The United States stands ready to assist the Lebanese authorities in connection with the explosion in Beirut.

About it reported in a press-service of the Department of state.

“We are closely following reports of an explosion in Beirut. We are ready to assist in any way possible,” said TASS, the employee of the Department.

August 4 in the capital of Lebanon, a powerful explosion occurred in the port area of the city.

According to initial reports, killed at least ten people. The health Ministry said that could have hurt hundreds of people.