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Russia to Deploy Mobile Hospital in Beirut to Provide Assistance to Victims of Devastating Explosion

© REUTERS / MOHAMED AZAKIRMen walk at the site of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020
Men walk at the site of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020 - Sputnik International
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Moscow has announced it will help Beirut recover after a major blast killed dozens and wounded thousands in the Lebanese capital, destroying multiple buildings and rattling the city.

"Planes from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations will deliver a mobile hospital, medics, and emergency service troops, as well as Rospotrebnadzor [consumer rights watchdog] experts with a lab for diagnosing the coronavirus infection", an official statement said, adding that five aircraft will be heading to Lebanon.

"All the experts will have special suits and protective gear, taking into consideration the COVID-19 situation", the ministry noted.
© AP Photo / Hassan AmmarDestruction is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020
Russia to Deploy Mobile Hospital in Beirut to Provide Assistance to Victims of Devastating Explosion - Sputnik International
Destruction is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020

The precise cause of the fire and the blast remains unclear, however, according to preliminary reports, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in the port might have detonated, resulting in the catastrophe that killed at least 78 and injured thousands.

Apart from Russia, multiple nations have offered their assistance to Lebanon, including the US, UK, France, Greece, Cyprus, and Israel.

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