A member of Turkish rescue team works at the site of Tuesday's blast at Beirut's port area on Friday. Photo: ReutersA member of Turkish rescue team works at the site of Tuesday's blast at Beirut's port area on Friday. Photo: Reuters
A member of Turkish rescue team works at the site of Tuesday's blast at Beirut's port area on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Lebanon explosion: alarm raised over chemicals at Beirut port at least 10 times before deadly blast

  • Nothing done for six years about massive stockpile, until 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate blew up, killing more than 150 people
  • Investigators focusing on personnel at Lebanon’s main port, so well known for corruption it is nicknamed ‘Ali Baba’s Cave’

Topic |   Middle East
A member of Turkish rescue team works at the site of Tuesday's blast at Beirut's port area on Friday. Photo: ReutersA member of Turkish rescue team works at the site of Tuesday's blast at Beirut's port area on Friday. Photo: Reuters
A member of Turkish rescue team works at the site of Tuesday's blast at Beirut's port area on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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