Lebanon’s cabinet resigned yesterday.

Lebanon’s cabinet resigned yesterday.

Lebanon’s government resigned on Monday as the prime minister blamed “political corruption” for a massive explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 160 people and devastated the capital.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s resignation came amid escalating anger among Lebanese people towards their leaders, whom many blamed for the massive blast. The explosion was caused by more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, which can be used as a fertiliser but also for explosives. It had been stored at the port for six years.

President Michel Aoun accepted Diab’s resignation on Monday and asked the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet was formed.

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