| 18 April 2024, Thursday |

The odor of neglect and corruption wafts from the recent fires

A week ago, the fires destroyed more than 2,000 dunums of forests in the areas of Tyre and Nabatieh. SBI Files team visited Mansouri area in the Tyre district, to conduct interviews and check the damaged area.

Pain, sorrow, and anger, are feelings that sweep all who roam this forested area connected to the sea across the vast plains.

A wide area of green spaces has been deserted, and the most likely reason is the garbage dump in the town of Al Hanieh.

An investigation is underway to find out the cause, the identity of the criminal and the circumstances of the disaster.

Will the investigation reach its conclusion? We are in Lebanon, was the answer of one of the environmental activists. A phrase that answers all questions, and doubts about the smells of corruption, neglect, and favoritism deriving from the ashes of the fire.

  • Sawt Beirut International