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Lebanese Prime Minister called the cause of the explosion in the port of Beirut

The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab said the cause of the explosion in the port of Beirut, which killed more than 70 people, improper storage 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate for six years, says the office of the President of Lebanon on the social network Twitter.

The Diyab offered to form a Commission to investigate the incident, which 48 hours will need to determine the cause of the accident and identify responsible.

The national security service of Lebanon five months ago launched an investigation in connection with the presence in the port of Beirut a large number of ammonium nitrate (or ammonium nitrate), according to the Lebanese channel OTV, citing its own sources in the intelligence agencies.

According to the channel, as a result of investigation it was established that the substance in the hangar is extremely dangerous.

In this regard, was sent to the order about appointment of responsible persons from the state and port authority to take measures to prevent any emergencies, including the explosion.

"The main proposals of the national security service was to create special storage conditions. In the absence of the need for them has been asked to sell these substances," - said the TV channel.

According to the source, the explosives were on Board the ship under the flag of an African country which had been abandoned by her owners a few years ago in connection with a large debt.

At the same time, U.S. President Donald trump, contrary to statements by Lebanese authorities called the incident in Beirut "a vicious attack", although the main version of the explosion — a terrorist attack, but an accidental detonation of explosives.

"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," - said the head of the White house.

The U.S. President explained that he had met with the American generals, and they, according to his statement, I think the explosion in the Beirut attack.

"Yes, it is based on the nature of the explosion. I've met some of our great generals, they seem to feel the same way. It wasn't something like a production explosion," said trump.

"It seems that they think it was an attack, some kind of bomb," - said the American leader.

A strong explosion occurred Tuesday night near the port of Beirut, according to the correspondent of RIA Novosti, the explosion was preceded by a small cotton, five minutes later a black and white smoke, and then a powerful explosion occurred in the skies the pillar of red smoke

According to the latest figures, 73 people were killed, the number of victims has exceeded 3,7 thousand.