Political Crisis After Explosion In Beirut, Lebanon Government Resigns Including Prime Minister

Explosion In Beirut

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab is pictured at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Faced with public outrage after the horrific blasts in the Lebanese capital, Lebanon government resign from the post. Explosion in Beirut led to more than two hundred people were killed and thousands were injured in the blast. Lebanon government resign news was given by the leader Prime Minister Hasan Diab announced his resignation in his address on national television on Monday evening. The Prime Minister said that he is leaving the post because of the blast at the port of Beirut.

The government has taken this decision when people are accusing the country’s leaders of negligence and corruption. The protesters took to the streets for the third consecutive day and clashed with the police. The horrific Lebanon blast causes due to a fire in a warehouse where around 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate were stored unsafely.

Lebanon explosion news by sources reveals 220 people have been killed and 110 people are still missing in the August 4 blast in Beirut. The country’s main port was destroyed in the blast and nearly three lakh people were rendered homeless. The loss is estimated to be around US $ 10 to 15 billion.

The situation was worsened after the Beirut blast in Lebanon, already facing an economic crisis. People are demonstrating aggressively against the government all over the country, meanwhile, Lebanon government resignation has also led to a political crisis in the country. There have been several clashes between the protesters and the police in the last three days.

According to government officials, about 20 people have been detained in connection with the blast, including the head of the Lebanese Customs Department. Officials have said that several people, including two former cabinet ministers, have been questioned in this regard.

Why did the Lebanon government resign from the post?

In Lebanon, resentment against the government has been yielding for a long time. In 2019, there were large-scale protests against the government’s plan to tax WhatsApp calls. The

demonstrations were halted due to the coronavirus epidemic but the financial situation worsened from bad to worse. The subsequent explosion served to add fuel to the fire of public anger.

Resignation of entire cabinet including PM in Lebanon after the blast, but violent demonstrations continue in Beirut.

Ever since the horrific blasts in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, people were protesting against the Prime Minister and the cabinet. In view of public anger, Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned along with his cabinet on Monday evening. But still the people of Lebanon do not seem satisfied. Violent protest is still going on here. Only after the explosion, tremendous protests started against the government.

Death Count reaches to 200

The death toll in the blasts at the port of Beirut has increased to 200 and around 7,000 people are injured. Apart from this, the main port of the country was destroyed and large parts of the capital were damaged. It is believed that 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate kept in the store exploded due to fire. It was stored since 2013 in the store house near the port.

Damage of $ 10 billion to $ 15 billion is expected from the explosion. Around three lakh people became homeless after the blast. According to government officials, about 20 people have been detained in connection with the blast, including the head of the Lebanese Customs Department. Many people including two former cabinet ministers have been questioned.

Many Countries Come Forward To Help Lebanon Struggling With Beirut Blast Crisis , But Public Protest Continues

The world has opened its doors to help Lebanese suffering from the barbaric explosion. Global leaders and international organizations have assured humanitarian aid of $ 298 million (about Rs 22 billion, Rs 326 crore). There is a condition here too. Money will come only when the Lebanese government promises political and economic reforms. This is a great demand from the people of Lebanon.