The death toll from the Beirut bombing rose to 70 and more than 3,700 people were injured in the incident. This was announced on Tuesday, August 4, by Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan on Al Jazeera.
Earlier it was reported about 50 victims of the explosion.
According to Hassan, hospitals in Beirut are overcrowded after the blast in the port of the Lebanese capital. In this regard, the Lebanese Ministry of Health has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide medical assistance to the victims.
The authorities of Israel, Great Britain, Kuwait, Qatar, Germany, as well as the leadership of the European Union have already announced their intention to help Lebanon.
The explosion in the Lebanese capital took place on Tuesday, August 4, in the area of the seaport of Beirut near the Lebanese Navy base.
According to Lebanese Interior Minister Mohamed Fahmi, the cause of the tragedy was an explosion of ammonium nitrate.
Wednesday, August 5, is declared the day of mourning in Lebanon.