Alarm raised over explosive chemicals at Beirut port at least 10 times before deadly Lebanon blast

//Alarm raised over explosive chemicals at Beirut port at least 10 times before deadly Lebanon blast

Alarm raised over explosive chemicals at Beirut port at least 10 times before deadly Lebanon blast

At least 10 times over the past six years, authorities from Lebanon’s customs, military, security agencies and judiciary raised alarm that a massive stockpile of explosive chemicals was being kept with almost no safeguard at the port in the heart of Beirut, newly surfaced documents show.Yet in a circle of negligence, nothing was done – and on Tuesday, the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate blew up, obliterating the city’s main commercial hub and spreading death and wreckage for miles around…

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