The government of Lebanon has resigned over the explosion in Beirut that left 200 dead following protest from citizens.
Making the announcement was the country’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab who noted that the entire cabinet and government at large need to take responsibility.
- Beirut blast death toll hikes to 100, injuries 4,000
- An explosion in Nairobi burns several cars
- Sri Lanka blast: over 207 feared dead as 450 hurt during explosion
Protesters in Lebanon took to the streets for two days blaming the government claiming they are negligent and corrupt thus the cause of the explosion.
The explosion saw the country’s President confirmed that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate cause the incident and was stored for years.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the explosive materials were in a ship at the dock for six years without any action being taken.