Lebanon's foreign minister said on French radio on Thursday that an investigating committee had been given four days to determine responsibility for the blast, which killed 145 people and wounded at least 5,000.
Arab League Chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday he would seek to mobilise Arab efforts to provide support to Lebanon after a massive explosion destroyed parts of its capital Beirut this week.
The hospital itself was knocked out of service by the explosion, and Soha still cannot get over the circumstances of her husband's death. ‘You are not supposed to die in a hospital,’ she said. ‘This is what is killing me’.
The scale of the damage - from the epicentre of the explosion at the port of Beirut to the windows blown out kilometres (miles) away - resembles other blasts involving the chemical compound commonly used as an agricultural fertilizer.
Rescuers searched for survivors in Beirut Wednesday after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis.
Their scars reveal the horrific moment when every window shattered. The explosion in Beirut blew out windows for miles around and sent cascades of glass shards pouring onto the streets. It killed at least 180 people and left 6,000 wounded.
Two enormous explosions at the Beirut Port on Tuesday disrupted a Lebanese bride’s wedding photo session. The bride luckily suffered minor injuries.
Lebanon’s diaspora, estimated at nearly three times the size of the country’s population of five million, has stepped up to provide assistance following the massive explosion that laid waste to the capital Beirut.
President Donald Trump is continuing to suggest the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people in Lebanon might have been a deliberate attack, even as officials in Lebanon and his own defence chief say it's believed to have be an accident