Progress of bombing investigation in Lebanon: prosecutors will question several government officials

On August 13, according to Agence France Presse, a justice official in Lebanon said on August 12 local time that the Justice Department of Lebanon will question several ministers about the explosion at the port of Beirut, the capital. < / P > < p > a violent explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, on the night of August 4, killing and injuring thousands of people. The explosion also left about 300000 people homeless. As for the cause of the accident, it was previously reported that about 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port area may have caused the explosion. < / P > < p > after the explosion, people feel angry and unbelievable that so many potentially explosive materials have been stored in warehouses for six years without any safety measures and close to the city center. < / P > < p > an AFP investigation found that officials exchanged warnings about the cargo until the day before the explosion, but did not take any action, despite experts’ concern that it could lead to a large-scale fire. On the 12th, a judicial official in Lebanon said that prosecutors will question several ministers and former ministers about the disaster. The official, who asked for anonymity, said the inquiry would begin with former public works Minister Ali di. < / P > < p > the official explained that if the ministers questioned were found to be malfeasance or negligence, the judiciary would have to declare that it had no right to prosecute them. After that, the chief prosecutor has to hand over their documents and relevant evidence to parliament, because jurisdiction belongs to a special committee charged with prosecuting the minister and the president. < / P > < p > on the same day, emergency rescue workers were still searching the explosion site. Survivors and volunteers are still cleaning streets strewn with rubble and broken glass. The World Health Organization estimates that more than half of Beirut’s hospitals are “not functioning properly.”.