Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry expresses condolences to Lebanon
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.5
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan expressed condolences to Lebanon in connection with the tragedy that occurred on August 4, Trend reports referring to the official Twitter page of the ministry.
"The news of the terrible explosion in the port of Beirut has deeply saddened us. We express our condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Lebanon, and wish the injured a speedy recovery," the ministry said.
As earlier reported, a heavy explosion took place in the port in Beirut on Aug. 4 evening. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country said that it happened in a warehouse with ammonium nitrate.
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diyab said the explosion was caused by improper storage of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate. It has been reported about numerous dead and wounded people.