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16 Port Staffers Arrested over Beirut Blast that Killed More Than 100 People: Lebanese Judge

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Last Updated: August 07, 2020, 08:21 IST

Beirut

People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

The National News Agency quoted Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki as saying on Thursday that 18 people have been questioned so far.

Lebanon's state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut's port have been detained over this weeks explosion that killed more than 100 people and wounded thousands.

The National News Agency quoted Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki as saying on Thursday that 18 people have been questioned so far.

All of them are port and customs officials, as well as individuals in charge of maintenance at the hangar where 2,750 tons of explosive materials have been stored for years.

Akiki said that the investigation began shortly after the blast occurred on Tuesday evening and will continue to cover all suspects in the explosion.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed)
first published:August 07, 2020, 08:21 IST
last updated:August 07, 2020, 08:21 IST
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