Anger in Beirut after missed warnings over ‘floating bomb’ | The Guardian

Released paper trail reveals ignored warnings over stash that has killed at least 135 peopleVisual guide: how explosion caused devastationTell us: have you been affected by the explosion in Beirut?Anger and dismay has been building in Beirut as officials admitted that a massive port explosion that killed at least 135 people, injured thousands and left many more homeless was foreseeable and had been the subject of repeated warnings.With Lebanon’s capital still smouldering, an emerging paper trail linked the blast to a mammoth stash of ammonium nitrate that was once described as a “floating bomb” and housed at the port since 2014. As recently as six months ago, officials inspecting the consignment warned that if it was not moved it would “blow up all of Beirut”. Continue reading…

Released paper trail reveals ignored warnings over stash that has killed at least 135 people

Anger and dismay has been building in Beirut as officials admitted that a massive port explosion that killed at least 135 people, injured thousands and left many more homeless was foreseeable and had been the subject of repeated warnings.

With Lebanon’s capital still smouldering, an emerging paper trail linked the blast to a mammoth stash of ammonium nitrate that was once described as a “floating bomb” and housed at the port since 2014. As recently as six months ago, officials inspecting the consignment warned that if it was not moved it would “blow up all of Beirut”.

Continue reading…


Are you Citizen-Journalist Material?

Have a tip or scoop? Do you have info about corruption that needs to be investigated and responsibly exposed ? Get in touch securely via WhatsApp at +44 7771 927378 | Signal at +447766 098270


Receive Exclusives, Features & News Updates

Subscribe



Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.