2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate in a warehouse caused the Beirut blast

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Hassan Diab

Beirut: Lebanon Prime Minister Hassan Diab said at a specially convened Defence Council meeting on Wednesday 5 August “It is unacceptable that a shipment of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate has been present for six years in a warehouse, without taking preventive measures.” 

After Tuesday Evening’s massive blast that shook Lebanon, killing dozens and injuring thousands, Diab said:

“It is a painful day … It is a sad day … A disaster in Beirut … Lebanon has a disaster.

Yeah.

It is a major national disaster. The scenes we see express the tragedy, and tell about the scale of the disaster that struck Lebanon.

Bereaved Beirut … all of Lebanon is afflicted today. It is a difficult ordeal that can only be used in the face of national unity, and that all Lebanese, from all walks of life and regions, come together. It is a catastrophe that we can only overcome with determination and determination to face this serious challenge with its August 04, 2020

It is a painful day … It is a sad day … A disaster in Beirut … Lebanon has a disaster.

Yeah.

It is a major national disaster. The scenes we see express the tragedy, and tell about the scale of the disaster that struck Lebanon.

Bereaved Beirut … all of Lebanon is afflicted today. It is a difficult ordeal that can only be used in the face of national unity, and that all Lebanese, from all walks of life and regions, come together. It is a catastrophe that we can only overcome with determination and determination to face this serious challenge with its devastating consequences.

What happened today will not pass without an account. Those responsible for this disaster will pay the price.

This is a promise to the martyrs, and to the wounded, this is a national commitment.

There will be facts announcing this dangerous warehouse, which has existed since 2014, that is, six years ago. I will not anticipate the investigations. The time now is to deal with the disaster, to recover the martyrs, and to treat the wounded.

However, I promise you that this disaster will not pass without responsibility and those responsible for it.

O Lebanese,

We have had a disaster, but I am sure we will deal with it at the level of responsibility of each of us, in any location.

I implore you to unite today so that we can win our martyrs and heal our wounds and the wounds of the nation.

At this moment, I make an urgent appeal to all brotherly and friendly countries that love Lebanon to stand by Lebanon and help us to deepen our deep wounds.

O Lebanese,

We are in calamity, but we are entrenched by the Almighty saying: “And the glad tidings of those who were afflicted by calamity said to God and to Him we shall  consequences.

What happened today will not pass without an account. Those responsible for this disaster will pay the price.

This is a promise to the martyrs, and to the wounded, this is a national commitment.

There will be facts announcing this dangerous warehouse, which has existed since 2014, that is, six years ago. I will not anticipate the investigations. The time now is to deal with the disaster, to recover the martyrs, and to treat the wounded.

However, I promise you that this disaster will not pass without responsibility and those responsible for it.

O Lebanese,

We have had a disaster, but I am sure we will deal with it at the level of responsibility of each of us, in any location.

I implore you to unite today so that we can win our martyrs and heal our wounds and the wounds of the nation.

At this moment, I make an urgent appeal to all brotherly and friendly countries that love Lebanon to stand by Lebanon and help us to deepen our deep wounds.”

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