After a deadly explosion in Beirut began to detain officials

Arrested 16 employees of the capital port of Beirut, where there was a powerful explosion that killed 135 people. According to the Associated Press, the investigation, the military police forces and the internal security of Lebanon.

According to police, have already held preliminary interviews of the officials of the port of Beirut, customs officials, persons responsible for maintenance, for operation of the hangar, which contained nitrate.

According to the official version, the cause of the devastating explosions in the port of Beirut was the detonation of nearly three thousand tons of stockpiled there ammonium nitrate that was seized by customs officials in Lebanon six years ago. According to the head of the customs service of Lebanon Badri Daara, the staff of his office six times warned about the dangers posed by huge load of nitrate, but “didn’t listen to them”.

the Investigation is ongoing.

we will Remind, explosion has occurred in the port of Beirut on Tuesday evening, he damaged half the buildings of the administrative area of the city. The Lebanese authorities stated that the port exploded 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored without adequate security measures. Killed 135 people, over 4 thousand injured.