A judge has issued further arrest warrants for some of those responsible for the security of the port of the capital Beirut following the August 4th explosion that killed at least 200 people and thousands of people.
The Lebanese judge Fadi Sawán, who is responsible for investigating the explosions in the port of Beirut, has therefore issued an arrest warrant against the director of the customs service, Hanna Fares, and against Nayla Al Hajj, the engineer responsible for checking the maintenance work. of the camp where the explosion took place, as reported by the Lebanese agency NNA.
Sawan had previously ordered the arrest of Beirut Port Customs Chief Badri Hence for alleged responsibility for the explosions.
The main hypothesis at this point is that the cause of the explosion was 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, which was poorly stored in the port. The Lebanese authorities have promised to clean up the responsibilities. So far 16 people have been arrested and the government has resigned en bloc.
The explosions happened just as Lebanon was going through its worst economic crisis since the civil war (1975-1990) and it is feared that this will now lead to a humanitarian crisis. The international community has pledged $ 300 million to help the Arab nation.