When the devastating Explosion in Beirut, an employee of the German Embassy is killed. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) said in Berlin on Thursday: "Our worst fear has been confirmed. A member of our Embassy in Beirut is come by the consequences of the Explosion in her apartment killed.“
All employees of the foreign office were in deep grief for the colleague. "All that enter into how our deceased colleague, every day, around the world in service to our country at great personal risk, is my thanks."
the owner of the cargo ship denies responsibility
Meanwhile, the former owner of a cargo ship had the responsibility for the explosions themselves. Under Moldovan flag ship "Rhosus" should have brought larger quantities of ammonium nitrate in the Lebanon, the first guesses could be after the Explosion at the port responsible. The country's authorities have prohibited the crew in November of 2013, the continuation of the journey and the cargo confiscated, because they had been classified as dangerous, - said the Russian businessman Igor Gretschuschkin of the newspaper "Izvestia".
After his presentation, the Lebanon-founded at the time of its decision with missing documents. In addition, the authorities would have had concerns due to the transport conditions of the dangerous substance, he said. Because the ship is not allowed to have more, had been his business to a grinding halt. He had to pay a fine, and therefore went bankrupt, said the businessman. He did not know who had been after for the "Rhosus" responsible.
The cargo ship was from Georgia to Mozambique in the South Africa on the way. The Russian captain Boris Prokoschew told the newspaper, in Beirut, additional cargo was to be picked up. Because the port is costly and has not been paid, had been set the ship. In other Reports, the speech was that of the crew, fuel, and provisions to be assumed. All crew members had left the country, said Prokoschew.
Minister of foreign Affairs, According to the Lebanese government in the Explosion on Tuesday, at least 137 people, and about 5000 were injured were killed threatens managers
. The exact cause is still unclear. It is according to different Reports in connection with large quantities of ammonium nitrate, which will for years be in the port without safety precautions have been stored. The substance can be used for fertilizer or for the production of explosives. The Lebanese authorities investigated the backgrounds within a few days. The Commission of inquiry appointed have "a maximum of four days, a detailed report on the responsibilities of present," said the Lebanese foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe on Thursday in the French radio station Europe 1. The person responsible for this "terrible crime of negligence" would be punished.Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 08:20