Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Beirut explosion: Lebanese Communist Party requests a prompt investigation

A massive explosion rocked Lebanon's capital city, Beirut, on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, injuring thousands and blowing out windows in buildings across the city. According to reports, the was felt in the neighboring island of Cyprus, around 240 kilometers away.

In a statement, the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP) expresses its condolences to the families of the victims and requests a prompt investigation to reveal the responsibilities. 

The statement reads:
The Lebanese Communist Party expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims who martyred today in the Beirut in the harbor explosion, and wishes fast recovery for all the wounded. In this regard, we call upon the Lebanese people generally and the communists in particular to show solidarity with those who suffered from the explosion, provide support, and open the houses for those who need it.  
We also call for blood donations in the clinics of the Red Cross, hospitals, social and aid institutions and where it is needed, and to be ready to engage in all tasks of voluntary work and social assistance that is required from all of us, taking into consideration safety procedures and wearing masks.  
The Lebanese Communist Party declares Wednesday August 5th 2020 as a day of humanitarian solidarity with the harmed people and social solidarity with the compatriots, and puts all its available resources to face the consequences of the disaster that happened.  
The party requests a prompt and transparent investigation to reveal the truth of what happened and to determine the people responsible for this national catastrophe.  
Political Bureau of the Lebanese Communist Party.
August 4th, 2020.