Beirut explosion: Macron calls for ‘deep change’ in Lebanon after blast

Amman, France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called for “profound change” from Lebanon’s leadership following Tuesday’s huge explosion in Beirut.

Visiting the devastated city, he called for an international investigation.

Many Lebanese said government corruption, neglect and mismanagement led to the explosion.

It killed at least 137 people and injured about 5,000 others, while dozens are still missing. A two-week state of emergency has begun.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun says it was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a warehouse.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

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