| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Lebanon committee denies receiving correspondences over ammonium nitrate

The Legislation and Consultation Committee at the Ministry of Justice on Saturday denied receiving correspondences about the shipment of ammonium nitrate that detonated in the Port of Beirut last August.

What was deliberated in Thursday’s episode of ‘It’s About Time’ televised program, namely that the above-mentioned committee had received correspondences about the ammonium nitrate which exploded in the Beirut port is not true, the committee said in a statement.

The committee added that it had never received any letter pertaining to this matter.

On August 4th, 2020, a large explosion, caused by improperly stored ammonium nitrate, occurred at the Port of Beirut, killing at least 200 people, injuring more than 6,000 and rendering 300,000 others homeless.

Large sections of the port and its infrastructure were destroyed, including most of Beirut’s grain reserves, and billions of dollars in damages were inflicted across the city.