The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab said the cause of the explosion in the port of Beirut, which killed more than 70 people, improper storage 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate for six years, says the office of the President of Lebanon on the social network Twitter.
"I will not rest until we find the one responsible for what happened to bring him to justice and impose on him the harshest penalties because it was unacceptable that the party of ammonium nitrate weighing in at 2750 tons was in stock for 6 years without preventive measures, that threaten the security of citizens", – said the Prime Minister.
The Diyab offered to form a Commission to investigate the incident, which 48 hours will need to determine the cause of the accident and identify responsible.
A powerful explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut on Tuesday evening. According to the Governor of the city, suffered half of the buildings in the city, and the hospitals are overcrowded because of the large number of victims. In houses in a radius of several kilometers from the epicenter of the blast wave beat out glasses. According to the latest data, the death toll in the explosion of over 70, more 3.7 thousand were injured.