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‘Exterior interference via rocket, bomb or different act’ doable reason behind Beirut blast – Lebanon’s president

‘External interference through rocket, bomb or other act’ possible cause of Beirut blast – Lebanon’s president

Lebanon’s president has not dominated out the chance {that a} collection of highly effective explosions within the Port of Beirut had been brought on by a rocket or bomb. The authorities beforehand said that the ammonium nitrate stash had detonated.

“The trigger has not been decided but. There’s a chance of exterior interference via a rocket or bomb or different act,” Aoun mentioned, as cited by native media.

Aoun mentioned that the probe into the blast will examine whether or not it was brought on by “negligence or an accident,” or some sort of exterior pressure.

The president promised that everybody accountable for the explosions can be held accountable.

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The cargo that blew up Beirut: Sailor REVEALS troubled historical past of doomed ship that introduced TONS of explosive fertilizer to Lebanon

On Tuesday, two huge explosions rocked Beirut, killing at the very least 135 individuals. The highly effective shockwave triggered war-like devastation throughout a number of metropolis blocks across the port space, displacing over 300,000 residents.

Hypothesis instantly arose on-line that Lebanon’s neighbor Israel or militant group Hezbollah may have been behind the blasts. Nevertheless, each Tel Aviv and Hezbollah rapidly denied any involvement.

Preliminary experiences prompt that the explosions had been triggered by a blaze at a fireworks depot. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab later confirmed that round 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a extremely explosive substance utilized in fertilizer and bombs, had detonated on the port’s warehouse. The hazardous chemical substances had been confiscated from the Moldovan-flagged Russian-owned cargo ship MV Rhosus in 2014.

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