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Sixteen workers of the port of Lebanese capital city have been arrested in connection with the case into the explosion in Beirut. Judge Fadi Akiki, a representative of the Lebanese military court, told about this to the National News Agency of Lebanon.

"The military prosecutor's office is completing the preliminary stage of the investigation into the deadly explosion at the 12th hangar in the port of Beirut. More than 18 people from the port administration and customs staff were questioned, including those who were repairing the warehouse and keeping the explosives there. At the moment, the number of people arrested is sixteen," Akiki said.

To note, 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded Tuesday evening in the port of Beirut, as a result of which more than 150 people were killed and about 5,000 were injured.

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