The number of victims of explosion in Beirut rose to 149

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The number of victims of explosion in Beirut rose to 149. It is reported RIA Novosti citing local media.

Earlier in Beirut for the blast case was arrested 16 employees of the Metropolitan of the Lebanese port.

The explosion occurred near the port of Beirut on the evening of 4 August. Was reported killed at least 135 people, more than five thousand were injured. The explosion occurred due to storage in a warehouse in the seaport capital of 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate. Explosives left on Board the ship under the flag of one of the African countries due to the large debt in 2014.

Local authorities claim that the restoration will require billions of dollars. But money to rebuild no. Lebanon sees the only way of solving the problems in cooperation with the International monetary Fund (IMF), which can help the country to cope with the consequences of the accident.

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