In an emergency cabinet meeting, President Michel Aoun stated 2,750 tonnes of precariously stored ammonium nitrate caused the blast. At least 135 people died due to the explosion, and over 4,000 were injured.
"I think it is incompetence and bad management and there are a lot of responsibilities from management and probably previous governments. We do not intend after such an explosion to stay silent on who is responsible for what," Lebanese Economy Minister Raoul Nehme stated.
On Wednesday, volunteers joined the army and rescue forces for debris removal. About 300,000 people have been left homeless after the explosion, and authorities fear a food crisis because of economic severity and grain warehouse destruction.
“International aid has already started pouring in. France, Qatar, and many other nations have dispatched medical workers, supplies, and search and rescue teams to the stricken city. “https://t.co/2cuB1MhOji