RIA Novosti informs about it with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Emergencies.

“The Il-76 took off at 18:34,” the department said.

Earlier it was reported that the second plane of the Russian Emergencies Ministry with rescuers and psychologists flew to Beirut.

A powerful explosion occurred on August 4 in the area of ​​the seaport of Beirut near the naval base. According to local authorities, the cause of the tragedy was the detonation of 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate confiscated by customs services, which were stored in the warehouse.

According to the latest data, the explosion killed 135 people.