Beirut explosion: Lebanese authorities detain workers, freeze assets
08 August 2020 | 11:00 am
Lebanese authorities have launched an investigation into the deadly Beirut blast, with port workers detained and assets of port and customs managers frozen. A fire is believed to have ignited the stored explosives.
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