The number of victims in the protests in Beirut have reached 490 people

The number of victims in clashes between protesters and security forces in Beirut increased to 490 people, according to the Lebanese TV channel "al-Manar" referring to the operational headquarters in the emergency service and the salvation of Islamic society.

"During clashes between security forces and protesters in Central Beirut and injured 490 people", - informs television channel.

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday for a rally demanding the resignation of the government and reforms. Soon it turned into a massive collision. The demonstrators seized the building four ministries and the Association of banks. The interior Ministry has reported the death of one militiaman.

A devastating explosion occurred on 4 August in the seaport area of Beirut near a base of the Navy of Lebanon. The blast had destroyed and damaged dozens of homes and cars, in many areas of the capital, glass was broken. According to local authorities, the cause of the explosion was the detonation of stored in the warehouse 2750 tons a confiscated customs services in 2014 ammonium nitrate. The explosion killed 158 people, more than 6 thousand were injured.