in Beirut In the framework of the investigation of the explosion at the port detained its Director, Hassan Koraytem, reports the Lebanese channel LBC, with reference to sources in Prosecutor’s office.
Koraytem was among 16 arrested officials, it issued an order prohibiting exit from the country.
Earlier, commenting on the situation Director of the port stated that he knew about the storage of explosives in the port area, but “had no idea that it is so dangerous.” In addition, he argued that since 2014, the port authorities have repeatedly notified the judiciary about the presence of explosives, but have not received any instructions on how to deal with them.
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, about 5 thousand were injured. It was reported about the detention of 16 officials relevant to the incident.