Lebanon’s army said it had found 1.3 tons of fireworks during a search of Beirut port, which was devastated last month in a huge blast, Reuters reported.
The army said in a statement that 1,320 kgs of fireworks were found in 120 boxes in a warehouse during a search of the port. It said army engineers disposed of them.
The port and a swathe of central Beirut was ruined by the huge blast on August 4 that killed at least 190 people. It was blamed on 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate kept at the port for years in poor condition.
Lebanon’s army had said on September 3 that it had also found a further 4.35 tons of ammonium nitrate near the entrance to Beirut port, which the army said at the time it was dealing with.