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Trump called the explosion in Lebanon's horrific attack

The US President Donald trump called the explosion in Lebanon "attack", although the main version of the explosion — a terrorist attack, but an accidental detonation of explosives in the port of Beirut.

"It was a horrible attack," said trump at a press conference.

"Many people were killed, hundreds were seriously injured in a large explosion in Beirut. We pray for the victims. U.S. ready to help Lebanon," added trump.

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 3.7 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.