Even before the blast, the country was mired in a severe economic crisis that was also widely blamed on the political class. Unemployment was soaring, and a collapse of the local currency wiped out many people's savings, That will make the task of rebuilding after the blast even more daunting.
He says the investigation is complicated by the huge scale of the damage and "the Lebanese situation", referring to the political and economic crisis in the country before the explosion.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited Lebanon on Thursday, called for an worldwide enquiry, echoing demands widely supported in Lebanon and overseas for an independent probe.
The Lebanese government announced the formation of an investigation committee to probe the blast within a period of five days.
The president promised that everyone responsible for the explosions will be held accountable.
Spokesman Rupert Colville of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights cited the need for the global community to "step up" to help Lebanon with both a quick response and sustained engagement.
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CORONAVIRUS: 14th death confirmed in Lyon County Featured
All other reports in this post come from official news releases from area health departments and other authorities as stated. This means 14 county residents have died from the virus. 215 people have tested positive in the county and three have died.