August 13, 2020

Lebanon’s Tripoli port readies to fill in for blast-hit Beirut

Tripoli (Lebanon) (AFP) – Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli is readying its port to temporarily replace that of Beirut and ensure urgently needed food deliveries, officials said Thursday, after the capital’s harbour was levelled in last week’s massive explosion.Tripoli port’s capacity is smaller than the capital’s, through which the vast majority of Lebanon’s food and other imports used to transit.A fire at Beirut port on August 4 spread to a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate, causing an explosion¬†that devastated swathes of the city and killed at least 171 people.Immediately after the disast…


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