Lebanon’s Tripoli port readies to fill in for blast-hit Beirut

TRIPOLI, LEBANON (AFP) – Lebanon’s northern port city of Tripoli is readying its harbour to temporarily replace that of Beirut, which was levelled in last week’s massive explosion, officials said yesterday.

Tripoli port’s capacity is smaller than the capital’s, through which the vast majority of Lebanon’s food and other imports used to transit.

A fire at Beirut port on August 4 caught a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate, causing an explosion that devastated swathes of the city and killed at least 171 people.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin