Lebanese security forces detained representatives of the port of Beirut administration, which stored tons of explosive substances.
Police detained 16 representatives of the port of Beirut administration, where a powerful explosion occurred earlier. This was reported on Thursday, August 6, by the news Agency France press with reference to the military Prosecutor's office of Lebanon.
As reported, as a result of the explosion in Beirut, 300 thousand people were forced to leave their destroyed homes. At the moment, 157 people are known to have died as a result of the explosion. More than 5,000 people were injured.
According to new estimates by the authorities of the Lebanese capital, the damage caused by the explosion can reach $15 billion: half of Beirut is partially or completely destroyed.