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Lebanon’s Govt Resigns Over Mounting Pressure After Beirut Blast

BEIRUT: The Minister of Health Hamad Hassan Monday announced that cabinet of President Hassan Diab has resigned after he left a government session.

The move came after the cabinet faced rising pressure to step down after a devastating explosion that has stirred public outrage and prompted resignations of several ministers, with the justice minister the latest to go and the finance minister set to quit.

The August 4 port warehouse detonation of more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed at least 163 people, injured over 6,000 and destroyed swathes of the bustling Mediterranean capital, compounding months of political and economic meltdown.