ArmInfo. At the initiative of Samvel Karapetyan, the Tashir charitable foundation will allocate $ 200,000 for the restoration of the Armenian Church of St. Gevorg in Beirut, which suffered from the explosion on August 4. Targeted assistance will also be provided to the families of the killed Armenians, who will be allocated $ 10,000 each.
"We express our deepest condolences and words of support to all those affected by this tragic incident in Beirut. We deeply mourn the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those affected by this terrible tragedy, "the Foundation said in a statement.
To note, a powerful explosion occurred on Tuesday evening in the port of Beirut. As reported later in the security structures of Lebanon, ammonium nitrate detonated from a contraband cargo confiscated from one of the ships several years ago. All these years, explosives have been stored in a warehouse in the port, awaiting their destruction. Ammonium nitrate is used as a component of explosives and as nitrogen fertilizer.
The explosion killed at least 78 people and injured over 4,000. The blast wave destroyed and damaged dozens of houses, cars, glass were broken in many quarters of the capital. At the scene, the debris is being dismantled and the search for survivors and the dead continues. The country has declared four days of mourning.