The government in Lebanon Monday resigned over last week’s explosion caused by stored 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that led over 200 deaths.
Prime Minister, Hassan Diab announced the resignation of the government in a TV broadcast, the BBC reports.
There has been mounting anger in Lebanon, which was already troubled by worsening economic situation, against the government.
Many residents blamed the government for storing such large amount of the ammonium nitrate, used for fertilizer but also for bomb-making, in a residential area.
There have been protests in the country against the government over the explosions that caused collateral damage.
Hassan Diab was elected in January.
Twenty people have been arrested for the explosion matter including the Head of the Customs Department of Lebanon.