Ticking time bomb? Explosive stash that devastated Beirut was there since 2014, PM says, vowing to punish those responsible

As Lebanon's PM Hassan Diab

As Lebanon’s PM Hassan Diab picked through the rubble in his Beirut office, he promised that those responsible for a devastating warehouse explosion that destroyed much of the city would “pay the price.”

A devastating explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday evening, killing more than 70 people and injuring at least 2,700. Large swathes of the Lebanese capital were damaged by the blast, including the offices of Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

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