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Lebanon detains 19 after explosion

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 8, 2020
Authorities in Lebanon detained 19 suspects Friday following a massive explosion earlier this week at the Port of Beirut that left at least 154 people dead and nearly 5,000 injured, local media reported.
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The General Manager Beirut Port Hassan Koraytem; Lebanese Customs General Manager Bedri Zahir and former Customs General Manager Shefik Mari were among those detained as part of an investigation into the blast Tuesday, state-run National News Agency reported.

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The agency previously reported authorities detained 16 employees.

A fire at a warehouse at the port led to a huge blast causing massive property damage in several neighborhoods in the capital.

Dozens are still missing under the rubble.