Beirut explosion: Lebanon's government resigns, blames corruption for tragic incident

Beirut explosion: Lebanon's government resigns, blames corruption for tragic incident

- Lebanon's government has resigned following the deadly blast that claimed the lives of many people in the country

- The prime minister, Hassan Diab, blamed endemic corruption for the devastating explosion

- In his reaction, Lebanon's president accepted the resignation but asked the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity in the meantime

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On Tuesday, August 4, a massive blast occurred in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, killing several people and injuring more than 2,500 others, according to authorities in the Middle East country.

The tragic incident led to heated protest as citizens accused the country's leaders of culpability through their alleged negligence and corruption.

Following the sustained protest, Lebanon's government has resigned. The announcement was made in a national TV address by the Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, on Monday, August 10, BBC reports.

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Beirut explosion: Lebanon's government resigns, blames corruption for tragic incident

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Source: UGC

In its version of the report, Al Jazeera states that the prime minister blamed endemic corruption for the devastating explosion.

Legit.ng gathers that Lebanon's president, Michel Aoun, has accepted Diab's resignation. The president, however, asked the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet was formed.

BBC explained that the country's parliament will now have to decide on a new prime minister in the process of forming a new government.

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Meanwhile, an unnamed nanny has been tagged a hero online after the noble act she carried out during the Beirut explosion.

In a viral video online, a caretaker could be seen cleaning a rug with a vacuum cleaner. While she was at work, she initially noticed a slight vibration which she really did not give much attention to, How Africa reports.

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However, seconds after, another rumbling shattered through the windows which turned the whole house upside down.

Without thinking much, the woman grabbed her boss’ daughter off the floor in a quick move to save her from the disaster.

Nothing could quite describe her instant action. Hers could be likened to an adrenaline-fueled reaction that only dictates either fight or flight response in such a situation.

The woman's response shows just how great the human capacity to show love and protect their kind from danger is. Her act was a very inspiring one.

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