ArmInfo. Gagik Tsarukyan's Charitable Foundation donated 100 million drams to the families of compatriots killed in the result of the bombings in Beirut. Press secretary of Gagik Tsarukyan Iveta Tonoyan said this.
According to her, 50 million drams will be directed to provide targeted assistance to the families of the killed Armenians, and 50 million drams – to restore Armenian Church of St. Gevorg in Beirut, damaged in an explosion on 4 August.
To note, according to the Congregation of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, Vicar of the Kuwait Armenian Diocese, Archimandrite Petros Manvelyan, as a result of the explosion in Beirut, 11 Armenians were killed, several hundred representatives of the Armenian community were injured or gone missing.
According to the Lebanese authorities, the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4 in the evening was caused by the detonation of 2.7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse, which had been confiscated by customs services in 2015. Mourning has been declared in the country. In the city, recognized as a disaster zone, a state of emergency was introduced for two weeks. According to the latest data, the number of victims of the explosion exceeded 150 people, more than 4 thousand were injured, dozens of people were missing.