FOLLOWING protests over alleged negligence that led to an explosion that killed at least 160 people, and wounded more than 6,000, with more than 300,000 made homeless, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Hassan Diab has resigned.
Diab said in a televised address on Monday that the level of corruption is “bigger than this government.
“Only God knows how many catastrophes they are hiding.
“That is why I have announced my resignation today.
“May Allah protect Lebanon; may Allah protect Lebanon; may Allah protect Lebanon.”
The country’s Information Minister, Manal Abdel Samad had on Sunday resigned.
She said in a statement, “After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government.”
At least six lawmakers have quit since the explosion which occurred on August 4 in a warehouse on Beirut’s port that contained 2750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, stored there for years despite repeated warnings that it was unsafe.