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U.S. official calls for credible probe into Beirut blast

A view shows damages at the site of a massive explosion in Beirut's port area, as part of the city's skyline in seen in the background, in Beirut, Lebanon August 12, 2020. Picture taken August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis reuters_tickers
This content was published on August 15, 2020 - 11:24

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Senior U.S. official David Hale called on Saturday for a "thorough, transparent and credible" investigation into this month's Beirut port blast which killed 172 people and wounded 6,000.

"We can never go back to an era in which anything goes at the port or the borders of Lebanon that had to contribute to this situation," Hale said.

(Reporting by Michael Georgy; Editing by Samia Nakhoul)

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