Today, Wednesday, the Lebanese Council of Ministers adopted several decisions to deal with the repercussions of the Beirut explosion, which has so far left 135 people dead, 5,000 wounded, and displaced 300,000 people.
The Lebanese government approved the state of emergency in the city of Beirut for two weeks. "The Supreme Military Authority immediately takes over the authority to maintain security, and all the armed forces are at their disposal for two weeks," said Minister of Information Manal Abdel Samad.
The Lebanese government decided to impose house arrest on those responsible for storing the "ammonium nitrate" file in Beirut port since 2014. It ordered the formation of an administrative investigation committee to uncover the causes of the explosion and report the results within five days.
The government mandated the army to conduct an immediate and comprehensive survey of the affected areas, and to establish four field hospitals.
The council ordered contact with the Ministry of Education to open schools to accommodate the homeless. He recommended communicating with all countries and their embassies to secure the necessary aid and grants.
The government also decided to form a crisis cell to follow up on the consequences of the Beirut port explosion, and allocate funds for hospitals to cover the expenses of treating the wounded.
The government's decisions included paying compensation to the families of the dead, securing import operations through other ports inside Lebanon, setting up a new mechanism to sell wheat, establishing a special aid fund, and taking the necessary measures to rebuild Beirut.
The port of Beirut witnessed yesterday, Tuesday, a huge explosion that killed at least 135 people, 5 thousand wounded and dozens of missing persons, and turned parts of the city into rubble.
Initial investigations indicate that the source of the explosion was high-explosive materials that had been stored in a warehouse in the port since 2014.
Today, Wednesday, the judicial authorities launched an investigation into the circumstances of the explosion, and the Public Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation mandated San Aweidat all security services to carry out investigations and investigations, and to conduct immediate investigations to find out all information and the circumstances related to the explosion.
Aweidat requested these devices to provide him with all the reports available to them and any correspondence related to storing the explosive materials, and specifying the names of those responsible for preserving and protecting them and those carrying out maintenance work in the warehouse in which the explosion occurred.