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Lebanese judge: 16 port staffers arrested over Beirut blast

All of them are port and customs officials, as well as individuals in charge of maintenance at the hangar where 2,750 tons of explosive materials have been stored for years.

By: AP | Beirut | August 7, 2020 2:28:18 pm
lebanon, lebanon explosion, lebanon blast, lebanon blast death toll, lebanon blast probe The judge said that all suspects will be covered during the investigation.

Lebanon’s state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut’s port have been detained over this weeks explosion that killed more than 100 people and wounded thousands.

The National News Agency quoted Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki as saying on Thursday that 18 people have been questioned so far. All of them are port and customs officials, as well as individuals in charge of maintenance at the hangar where 2,750 tons of explosive materials have been stored for years.

Akiki said that the investigation began shortly after the blast occurred on Tuesday evening and will continue to cover all suspects in the explosion.

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