President Emomali Rahmon has offered his condolences to Lebanese President Michel Aoun over numerous human casualties and large-scale damages caused by a powerful blast in Beirut’s port, according to the Tajik president’s official website.  

“Tajikistan took the news of the explosion that caused numerous human casualties with a feeling of deep sadness,” the president’s telegram reads.  

Rahmon also extended condolences to families and relatives of those who were killed in the blast and wished a quick recovery to the wounded.  

A massive explosion rocked the port area of Beirut on Tuesday. The blast sent a shock wave through residential neighborhoods of the capital city. Facades of several buildings near the port collapsed, residential buildings and offices were damaged.  At least 135 people were killed and 5,000 wounded in the explosion.