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Enormous Explosion Rocks Beirut
By:Abdullah BaShoeb, Jeddah
Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 4:10 pm
In Response To: Enormous Explosion Rocks Beirut (Saleema Sultan, Jordan)

Hassan Diab, the prime minister of Lebanon, said that the explosion occurred in a place where roughly 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate had been confiscated six years ago, reports NBC News.

“I will not rest until we find the person responsible for what happened, to hold him accountable and impose the most severe penalties,” said Prime Minister Hassan Diab, reports the news agency.

Abbas Ibrahim, chief of Lebanese General Security, also suggested that the explosion could have been caused by confiscated materials in the area, reports USA Today.

A senior U.S. official has also told the Times that “[e]verything I’m seeing thus far points to a tragic accident.”

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Enormous Explosion Rocks Beirut
Saleema Sultan, Jordan -- Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 2:43 pm
Enormous Explosion Rocks Beirut
Abdullah BaShoeb, Jeddah -- Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 4:10 pm
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American Human Rights Council (AHRC) -- Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 5:55 pm