Beirut Explosion: Enraged Protesters Storm Beirut, Demands Answers From Govt

August 7, 2020
10 Views

Following the explosion that killed over 100 persons in Lebanon, hundreds of enraged protesters have besieged the streets of Beirut Lebanon demanding answers from the government whom they have alleged caused the explosion.

Protesters pointed accusing fingers on the government, saying that it was their carelessness that resulted to the incident. Authorities around responded to the uproar by using tear gas to calm the situation.

The explosion was caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, dangerously stored, and has since been left in Beirut’s Port.

The explosion added to the present challenge already brought to the people by the COVID-19 pandemic, the effect of the blast saw thousands injured, as well as destroyed lots of homes and businesses in the country.

Lebanon government apprehended six people who they believed were allegedly suspects involved in the blast

The inflammable material that exploded, are used in making fertilizers and the explosives were contained in a vessel that was abandoned by a Russian at the port since 2013.The material was later seized by authorities, but was still left at the port, as Lebanese court failed in disposing the material.

French President, Emmanuel Macron visited the scene of the blast, and called on the leaders in Lebanon to start taking more serious the life of citizens otherwise, incidents like these will keep re-occurring.

You may be interested

Patoranking speaks about winning Grammy, Oscar awards
News
2 views
News
2 views

Patoranking speaks about winning Grammy, Oscar awards

Webby - September 13, 2020

<!-- Patoranking – Abule --> Patoranking By Taiwo Okanlawon Award-winning dancehall singer and songwriter, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, popularly known as…

Three arrested in connection with murder of actress Thandeka Mdeliswa
News
1 views
News
1 views

Three arrested in connection with murder of actress Thandeka Mdeliswa

Webby - September 13, 2020

<!-- Thandeka Mdeliswa --> Thandeka Mdeliswa Three men in connection with the shooting that led to the death of Actress…

Still a beauty, Monalisa Chinda turns 47
News
1 views
News
1 views

Still a beauty, Monalisa Chinda turns 47

Webby - September 13, 2020

<!-- Monalisa Chinda-Coker --> Monalisa Chinda-Coker By Nimot Adetola Sulaimon Stunning Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda-Coker has clocked 47 years today.…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.