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Reuters exclusively reports Lebanon’s leaders were warned in July about explosives at port 

Reuters exclusively reported that Lebanese security officials warned the prime minister and president last month that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut’s port posed a security risk and could destroy the capital if it exploded. Just over two weeks later, the industrial chemicals went up in a massive blast that obliterated most of the port and swathes of the capital, killed at least 163 people, injured 6,000 and destroyed 6,000 buildings, according to municipal authorities.

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Political & General
Type: Reuters Best
Regions: Middle East
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text