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Lebanon Puts Beirut Port Officials Under House Arrest: Local Media

Damaged grain silos at the Port of Beirut on Aug. 5.

Damaged grain silos at the Port of Beirut on Aug. 5.

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Lebanon’s government decided to put all officials at the Port of Beirut under house arrest after the massive explosion at the facility on Tuesday, LBCI TV reported.

Former officials who worked at the port since 2014 will also be under house arrest pending investigation into the blast, LBCI TV reported, citing decisions by the government.