Beirut: Lebanese President Michel Aoun vowed to continue investigations into the explosions that rocked Beirut on Aug. 4, killing 171 people and wounding around 6,000 others. Also Read - Beirut Blast Impact: NASA Satellite Captures Damage Caused After Beirut Blast From Space
“I will not remain silent nor will I rest until we reveal all the facts about these explosions; referring the explosions to the Supreme Judicial Council is the first step in this direction,” Aoun said in a statement on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read - Qatar to invest USD 500 million in Lebanese government bonds
Primary information reveals that ammonium nitrate stored since 2014 in warehouse No. 12 at Port of Beirut may have caused the explosions in Beirut. Also Read - Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calm
The ruling political class came under heavy criticism by the Lebanese people who accused them of negligence and recklessness by storing a big volume of ammonium nitrate at Beirut’s port. On Monday, the Lebanese cabinet resigned following the resignation of several ministers.
The Lebanese cabinet referred the case to the judicial council based on a proposal by Caretaker Minister of Justice Marie-Claude Najm.