Human Rights Watch Concludes Some Officials Saw Risk Of Beirut Blast, Failed To Act
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Human Rights Watch Concludes Some Officials Saw Risk Of Beirut Blast, Failed To Act

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August 3, 2021

A report released by Human Rights Watch on Tuesday concluded there was strong evidence to suggest some Lebanese officials knew about and tacitly accepted the lethal risks posed by ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port before the fatal blast there on Aug. 4 last year.


New Delhi, 03 August 2021

As per news report of NDTV, The explosion, caused by the chemicals stored unsafely at the port for years, killed more than 200 people, injured thousands and destroyed swathes of Lebanon's capital. The report by the international rights watchdog contained over 700 pages of findings and documents. Its investigation also concluded there was evidence that multiple Lebanese authorities were criminally negligent under Lebanese law. HRW based its report on official documents it reviewed and on multiple interviews with top officials including the president, the caretaker prime minister and the head of the country's state security.

Source -NDTV

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