US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no one can currently say whether the devastating blast in Beirut was the result of an attack, casting doubt on investigators who blamed the blast on negligence.
A huge explosion occurred in a warehouse a few kilometers away in the port of Beirut, on Tuesday, killing at least 135 people and wounding 5,000, and up to 250 thousand were displaced from their homes, after the shock waves tore the doors and windows smashed miles away from Blast site.
Trump’s comments came as a White House official said that America had not completely ruled out an explosion Beirut Result of an attack.
“The US government has not completely ruled out the Beirut explosion as a result of an attack, but it is still collecting information,” said White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, on Wednesday.
In an interview with CNN, Meadows added, in response to a question about President Donald Trump’s comments last night that the explosion was probably the result of a bomb: “We hope it is just a tragic accident and not a terrorist act, but we are still looking at all the information In this regard”.
Residents woke in BeirutOn Wednesday, on a ruined metropolis. Rescue workers in the rubble looked for survivors in a city already mired in the financial meltdown, and an outbreak of the Corona virus.