Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diab has confirmed preliminary reports that the cause of the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut became improper storage 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate, according to the office of the President in the micro-blogging network Twitter.
Diab stressed that nitrate has been stored for 6 years without the appropriate security measures, and said that the need to find whoever is responsible and to apply “the most severe penalties”. He also proposed to establish a Commission to investigate the incident, which would establish the cause of the incident and identify the culprits within 48 hours.
in addition, the Prime Minister expressed the view that Beirut should declare a state of emergency for two weeks.
we will Remind, explosion has occurred in the port of Beirut on Tuesday evening. At the moment there are more than 70 dead and more than 3.7 thousand injured, damaged half the city’s buildings.