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Beirut port disaster: former Lebanon prime minister charged with homicide

The investigation into the Beirut port explosion has taken a new turn, with the judge overseeing the probe charging a former prime minister and two other former ministers with homicide with probable intent.

The explosion in August 2020, which happened in a massive silo in the port of Beirut containing a large amount of the fertiliser ammonium nitrate which had been stored there since 2014, killed 218 people and devastated parts of the city.

  • John Nagle
  • The Conversation

An investigation was quickly set up, but has been plagued with delays and difficulties…

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