Lebanon's president calls for two-week state of emergency in Beirut after blast

Lebanon's president calls for two-week state of emergency in Beirut after blast
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  • calendar-gray 05 August 2020

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said a state of emergency should be declared in Beirut for two weeks after a massive explosion in the capital on Tuesday, and called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

Aoun, in remarks published on the Presidency Twitter account, said it was “unacceptable” that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was stored in a warehouse for six years without safety measures and vowed that those responsible would face the “harshest punishments”.

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