August 3 2021 10:00am

Some Lebanese officials knew about 2020 Beirut blast risks, took no action: Human Rights Watch

A report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) 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. HRW called for a United Nations investigation into the explosion.

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