Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   26 January

Kilometres away, Armenian Catholicosate in Antelias damaged from massive explosion in Beirut port

Kilometres away, Armenian Catholicosate in Antelias damaged from massive explosion in Beirut 
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YEREVAN, AUGUST 5, ARMENPRESS. The massive explosion in the port of Beirut on Tuesday was so powerful that it even damaged the Armenian Catholicosate several kilometers away in Antelias near the Lebanese capital, Cilicia TV reports.

The Armenian Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia Cathedral, its museum and educational centers sustained damages to the windows and doors.

The blast erupted at a port warehouse in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. More than 100 people are dead and 4000 are injured.

The enormous blast was reportedly heard as far away as Cyprus, some 150 miles away from the port.

Beirut authorities have traced the blast to a massive stash of explosive ammonium nitrate in a warehouse at the port. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan








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