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Demolition Recommended For Destroyed Silos In Port Of Beirut

Demolition recommended for destroyed silos in port of Beirut

Source: BCTC
Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) April 6, 2021 – A report by the Swiss consultant Amann Engineering GmbH says that the partially-destroyed silos, severely damaged in an explosion last August in the port of Beirut should be demolished. Economy minister Raoul Nehme said last November that the government would demolish its largest grain store over public safety concerns, but authorities have yet to take action. The detonation
on August 4 of some 2,700 tonnes of unsafely stored ammonium nitrate that killed almost 200 people, injured 6,000, left over 300,000 without proper housing and with damages estimated at $15 billion, fueled outrage over government corruption, incompetence, negligence and inaction. Further reading: Germany set to submit proposal for Beirut port rebuild – April 4, 2021 Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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