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Lebanon asked Russia for satellite images of the port of Beirut on the day of the explosion


Lebanese President Michel Aoun has officially asked Russia for satellite photos taken on the day of the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020.

This was announced on Friday by the presidential office.

Aoun received Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Rudakov at the presidential residence in the Baabda Palace.

President Aoun, through the Russian ambassador, formally asked Russia to transfer satellite images taken on the day of the explosion in the port of Beirut.

Aoun noted that the footage could reveal additional information useful for forensic science.

As a result of a powerful explosion near the port of Beirut on August 4, more than 200 people were killed, at least six thousand were injured, more than 1,000 of them became disabled. In addition, 300,000 people were forced to flee their homes.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that 2,750 tons of explosive ammonium nitrate were stored in one of the warehouses in the port.

The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).