Lebanon to demolish blast-hit silos over safety fears

Lebanon will demolish grain silos at Beirut port that were severely damaged in an enormous explosion in August because they are at risk of collapse, economy minister Raoul Nehme said Thursday.”The grain silos are damaged and more precisely, they pose a risk to public safety,” the caretaker minister said in a press conference, citing an assessment by experts.”It is necessary to demolish them to avoid any further problems,” he said, adding that the army will carry out that task, supported by experts.Lebanon built the grain silos in the late 1960s with a loan from Kuwait.The gutted silos, which h…

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