The President of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri, called a scrutiny session for the government this Sunday to respond next Thursday to the major explosion in Beirut, which he called a “crime” against the people.
The explosion, which occurred in a poorly protected ammonium nitrate store, symbolized the negligence and endemic corruption of the authorities and enraged the Lebanese, who were exhausted after years of economic and political crisis added to the pandemic. from the coronavirus.
“We will shower the government with questions about this great crime against the capital and the Lebanese people,” warned Berri in statements gathered by Naharnet. The meeting begins around 10 a.m. local time.
According to the latest record, 158 people died and more than 6,000 were injured by the gigantic detonation of 2,700 tons of nitrate that devastated the port of the city and the surrounding districts and was heard from Cyprus, more than 250 kilometers away.