Lebanese Cabinet declares state of emergency and forms crisis cell – The Syria Times

The Lebanese Cabinet decided today to declare a two-week state of emergency with the possibility of extending in light of the explosion that hit Beirut port yesterday, asking the military authority to assume responsibility for maintaining security.

Lebanese Minister of information, Manal Abdul Samad, said at a press conference that the Cabinet adopted the statement of the Higher Defense Council, particularly a declaration that Beirut is “a disaster-stricken city” in addition to forming a crisis cell to follow up this disaster on all levels and forming an Administrative Investigation Committee to investigate into the reasons behind the incident.

Lebanese Cabinet declares state of emergency and forms crisis cell

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