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Second plane MOE Russian aid arrives in Beirut

Second plane with Russian equipment and specialists to assist after the devastating explosion arrived in Beirut, reported the press service of the emergencies Ministry.

Il-76 taking off from Zhukovsky, landed at 22:05.

Earlier in the Lebanese capital villages Sukhoi Superjet.

Only the Agency plans to send to Beirut five aircraft that will deliver mobile hospital and laboratory of the CPS to identify COVID-19. Also in Lebanon there will arrive doctors and airmobile rescue squad "Centrospas".

All technicians are equipped with special suits and remedies given the situation with coronavirus.

According to the MOE, all in Beirut, will send about 150 people.

Yesterday in the seaport area of the Lebanese capital, an explosion occurred. According to recent reports, killed 135 people, more than five thousand wounded, many missing.

As stated by the local authorities, the cause of the explosion was the detonation of stored in the warehouse 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate seized by the customs in 2015.

Beirut declared disaster area, in town for two weeks imposed a state of emergency. The country has declared three days of mourning.