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    Port of Beirut: new collapse in the silos on the second anniversary of the explosion

    An explosion had already taken place two years ago, killing more than 200 people and injuring 6,500. Emmanuel Macron called for “justice to be done” this Thursday.

    Part of the grain silos damaged by the explosion that destroyed the port of Beirut two years ago collapsed on Thursday, as protesters marched to the port for the second anniversary of the tragedy.

    Local media said four towers collapsed after being detached from the structure already damaged by the blast of the devastating explosion on August 4, 2020. This is the second accident of its kind in four days, after the collapse of part of the silos on Sunday.

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    More than 200 deaths in 2020

    The gigantic explosion that occurred on August 4, 2020 devastated entire neighborhoods of the Lebanese capital, killing more than 200 people and injuring 6,500. The Head of State was strongly mobilized at the time, going there two days later and a month later.

    Emmanuel Macron called on Thursday for the investigation, “suspended for several months”, to be “carried out to an end, completely independently and away from any political interference”.

    The president acknowledged that the expected results had not been obtained, considering that “we have not succeeded in overcoming the force of inertia of the Lebanese system and its actors”.

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    Source: BFM TV

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