A 32-year-old citizen of Ukraine was killed in a massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4.
"He was only 32. He was going to get married. Not so long ago he visited the embassy to take part in the voting," Ukraine's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Lebanon Ihor Ostash said on Facebook late on August 8. "The young promising economist left the KPMG office, heading home... A terrible explosion took the life of the citizen of Ukraine, William Azar. His mother, Natalya Azar, is from Kyiv."
According to the embassy's previous report, Ukrainians were not seriously injured in the explosion. "They sustained minor injuries, such as wounds or bruises. But no one was seriously injured," the ambassador said then.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a massive explosion rocked the port area of Lebanon's capital, Beirut, on August 4.
As of August 8, there were 158 people killed and 6,000 wounded in the incident. It was unclear what exactly caused the explosion. Lebanon's prime minister said an investigation would focus on an estimated 2,750 metric tons of the explosive ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse.
After the explosion in Beirut, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered to check the handling of explosive materials in Ukraine. The Ukrainian government, in turn, endorsed a draft presidential decree on the provision of humanitarian aid to Lebanon to overcome the consequences of the disaster.