Authorities say more than 20 French citizens were injured in the blast, according to current information.

France has said it has already sent aid to Lebanon to clear the blast and treat the wounded. President Emmanuel Macron will visit Lebanon on Thursday.

In total, more than 110 people are known to have died and thousands injured in the blast. Dozens of people are still missing.

The port area was practically destroyed.

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