Investigators uncover cause of massive explosion in Lebanon

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More facts have emerged on the cause of explosion that rocked Lebanese capital, Beirut on Tuesday. Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, stated in a statement that 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers and bombs, had been stored for six years at a port warehouse without safety measures, “endangering the safety of citizens,”.

The Prime Minister who revealed further investigation is ongoing vowed he “will not rest until those responsible for what happened are held accountable, and given maximum punishment.

According to reports, at least 100 people have died and more than 4,000 were wounded in the explosion that occurred in the port of Beirut.

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