Cyprus says ready to send medical teams to Lebanon
Cyprus said it stood ready to offer medical aid to neighbouring Lebanon after a massive blast ripped through Beirut port, killing at least 78 people and injuring thousands.
"Cyprus is ready to accept injured persons for treatment and send medical teams if required," Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides told state broadcaster CyBC.
Tuesday's explosion was heard throughout Cyprus, which lies about 100 miles (160 kms) away.
Christodoulides said the Cypriot embassy in Beirut, which was closed at the time of the blast, was extensively damaged.