Aoun Voices 'Extreme Pain' over Akkar Blast, Chairs Defense Council Meeting



President Michel Aoun on Sunday expressed his "extreme pain" over the victims of the fuel explosion in the Akkar town of al-Tlail, asking the judiciary to "unveil the circumstances."

Wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded, Aoun said the "tragedy" has "bloodied the hearts of all Lebanese."

A statement issued by the Presidency said Aoun had overnight followed up on the developments following the horrific explosion, which killed at least 20 people and injured 80 others.

"He ordered the mobilization of security forces and health authorities in the region to combat the blaze, work on transporting the injured to hospitals and medical centers, and offer them medical care at the expense of the Health Ministry," the statement said.

The President also asked the relevant judicial authorities to "conduct the necessary investigations to unveil the circumstances that led to the explosion and to intensify search operations to confirm that there are no missing people."

Later on Sunday, Aoun chaired an emergency meeting for the Higher Defense Council.

Comments 15
Missing fuzzyd72 15 August 2021, 10:44

Like the probe on the port blast? The probe on the death of Hariri, Tueni et al? No thank you. Kiloun y3ani kiloun. We have very capable people who can run the country and none of the are in government (yet). Politicians, leave now while you can.

Default-user-icon Farouk (Guest) 15 August 2021, 10:47

Well done President, another investigation is required which of course like all the previous ones will bury the truth under a pile of incompetence and corruption. Our hearts go out to the long suffering Lebanese people may your god go with you.

Thumb doodle-dude 15 August 2021, 11:26

lol @ ‘Extreme Pain’

Thumb thepatriot 15 August 2021, 11:27

He's only good at covering up for the DISGUSTING Militia!
His partner in crime.
I hope he rots in Hell!

Thumb gebran_sons 15 August 2021, 11:59

Aoun, a premeditated criminal who sold Lebanon, its independence, dignity and freedom to HizbIran for 30 pieces of silver. He should be the one rotting in Hell instead of these poor people who died as a direct result of his criminal acts and evil mind that bankrupted Lebanon and brought hell to its citizens. He is by far the worst president in history of any country and every one still supporting him and the Basij is committing grand treason and we will make sure to bring them to justice.

Thumb EagleDawn 15 August 2021, 12:15

"sophia_angle 2 hours ago
Lebanon is rising ...stay tuned! GMA time :)"

Thumb EagleDawn 15 August 2021, 12:16

only 2 people are working for Lebanon as we speak.
General Aoun & Walid Jumblat....the rest pffttttt."

Thumb galaxy 15 August 2021, 12:22

Both need to be executed

Missing fuzzyd72 16 August 2021, 01:49

This is the thinking that brought us here. There is no one person that will ave Lebanon. Everyone needs to do it.

Thumb EagleDawn 15 August 2021, 12:18

"sophia_angle 1 hour ago
stay tuned for the orange tsumani....coming soon near you:)"

Thumb galaxy 15 August 2021, 12:23

The orange tsunami yielded nothing but misery, bankruptcy, death and destruction. Anyone voted for this criminal should burn alive!

Thumb EagleDawn 15 August 2021, 12:18

“بتبقى انت الحلم، والحلم ما بيشيخ”
الله يحميك
بي الكل
A fearless man - A real leader - A true statesman

Thumb ashtah 15 August 2021, 12:19

Aoun Expresses ‘Extreme Pain’ over Akkar Blast Victims, Orders Probe

and the probe will be completed in 5 days I assume?

Thumb _citizen_ 15 August 2021, 14:29

Very environment friendly comment.... it shows you understand global warming and its impact on politics.

Default-user-icon Zouz (Guest) 15 August 2021, 17:28

Sorry thepatriot, i totally disagree! that's insulting to animals. Even animals care about their own.