After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up against the state

Elie Hasrouty, who lost his father to the August 4 Beirut port blast, is one of at least 1,228 grieving Lebanese preparing to file a lawsuit against the state.The young computer engineer said going to court won’t bring his father back, but it could go some way towards preventing similar disasters from happening again.”We are pursuing legal action (for) us, the people who remain in this country and who want to live in it with dignity,” he told AFP.Hasrouty’s father, Ghassan, was among the more than 190 people killed in the mega-blast, caused — the authorities say — by a large stockpile of amm…

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