An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it. Photo: AFPAn aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it. Photo: AFP
An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it. Photo: AFP

Investigation launched into cause of deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

  • Officials suspect negligence may have played a part in the incident that led to the deaths of at least 135 people and injured 5,000 others
  • Economic losses from the blast are estimated to be between US$10 billion to US$15 billion

Topic |   Middle East
An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it. Photo: AFPAn aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it. Photo: AFP
An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it. Photo: AFP
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