Beirut explosion: Angry residents rage at leaders after blast – BBC News

People in Beirut have expressed anger at the government over what they say was negligence that led to Tuesday’s huge explosion.

President Michel Aoun said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a warehouse.

Many have accused the authorities of corruption, neglect and mismanagement.

The blast killed at least 137 people and injured about 5,000 others, while dozens are still missing. A two-week state of emergency has begun.

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  1. UAE paid ISRAELI OPERATION, this blast will benefit UAE tourism industry, UAE and Israel should be probe. Devastating middle east mean more investment in these two countries. Blast helped Netanyahu as well due to diverting their attention

  2. 0:40 – I’m glad the BBC has the respect and dignity to call it ‘Ammonium Nitrate’ instead of dumbing it down to something like ‘Scary chemicals’.

  3. Politicians and City officials that knew that those chemicals were being held there should all be in prison it is their fault that this happened that amount of ammonium nitrate should have never been stored in a populated area much less store it’s all together, there are no words for the pain and suffering and Devastation for these poor people all because someone made the decision to allow this to happen.

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