The devastation of Beirut’s port area
Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across the city are focused on possible negligence. Tons of highly explosive fertilizer were stored in a waterfront warehouse for the last six years.
Several port officials are now under house arrest.
The area close to the centre of the blast remains sealed off – rescuers haven’t given up searching the rubble – around 100 people are still missing.
The destruction caused by the blast was so extensive that Beirut’s governor says 300,000 people have…