Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that those responsible for an explosion at a “dangerous” warehouse in Beirut port area that rocked the capital would pay the price.
“I promise you that this catastrophe will not pass without accountability… Those responsible will pay the price,” he said in a televised speech.
Premier Diab revealed facts that there will be investigations on the over 2400 tonnes of explosive ammonium nitrate which have been kept in a warehouse at the port for years.
“Facts about this dangerous warehouse that has been there since 2014 will be announced and I will not preempt the investigations.”
“What happened will not pass without accountability,” said Diab.”Those responsible for this catastrophe will pay the price.”
The prime minister also appealed for international assistance to help Lebanon, already struggling with its worst economic crisis and a surging coronavirus outbreak.
“I am sending an urgent appeal to all countries that are friends and brothers and love Lebanon, to stand by its side and help us treat these deep wounds,” said Diab, whose government gained confidence in February after anti-establishment protesters forced the resignation fo the government of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.