“France next to Lebanon. Is always. French assistance and resources are directed to the scene (incidents - RT ), "he wrote on his Twitter.

Macron also expressed condolences over the large number of deaths in Beirut.

On August 4, a powerful explosion took place in the Lebanese capital near the port. The Jordanian Seismological Observatory has determined that the explosion is equivalent to an earthquake of magnitude 4.5.

Lebanese TV channel LBC International reported that 2,700 tons of saltpeter exploded in the port of Beirut during welding.