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Lebanon’s Government Quits as Outrage Swells Over Port Blast

Lebanese flag. Smoke.

By Farah Elbahrawy and Abeer Abu Omar for Bloomberg – Lebanon’s government decided to resign as an outraged public demanded accountability for the biggest peacetime catastrophe in the nation’s history. “Resignation is a responsibility,” Health Minister Hamad Hassan said on Monday, almost a week after a catastrophic explosion in the Port of Beirut killed more than 150 people, injured thousands and displaced hundreds …

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Exclusive: They knew. Lebanon’s leaders warned in July about explosives at port

The damaged grain silo of Beirut's harbor.AFP - Getty Images

REUTERS, AUGUST 10, 2020 “I warned them that this could destroy Beirut if it exploded,” said the official, who was involved in writing the letter and declined to be named. BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese security officials warned the prime minister and president last month that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut’s port posed a security risk and could …

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