The number of those killed In a powerful explosion in the port of Beirut rose to 78 people, more than 4 thousand people were injured health, said the TV channel "al-Dzhazira" referring to the Ministry of health of Lebanon.
With the Lebanese authorities expect an increase in the number of victims, as most citizens are still missing, and from the rubble of the collapsed buildings continue to take the body.
A powerful explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut on Tuesday evening. Damaged fifty per cent buildings in the city, hospitals are overflowing with victims.
The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab said the cause of the explosion improper storage at the port for six years 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate.
in connection with the tragedy in Lebanon declared three days of mourning. The country's leader Michel Aoun has asked the government to convene an emergency meeting to announce the introduction of state of emergency for two weeks.
Condolences to the President and people of Lebanon was expressed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.