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Beirut declared a disaster area

The Supreme defense Council of Lebanon on the outcome of the emergency meeting in connection with the explosion at the port of the capital Beirut declared the town a disaster area, reports channel Sky News Arabia.

According to his data, the Council recommended that the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab to announce in the capital of the state of emergency.

A powerful explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut on Tuesday evening. According to the Governor of the city, suffered half of the buildings in the city, and the hospitals are overcrowded because of the large number of victims. According to the latest data of the Ministry of health, suffered more than 3 thousand people, killed more than 70. The head of General security of the country, General Abbas Ibrahim said that according to preliminary data, detonated explosives for a long time kept in the port. The interior Ministry said that the exact cause of the explosion is yet to be determined.