<img src="https://trc.taboola.com/1321591/log/3/unip?en=page_view" width="0" height="0" style="display:none">
Fact Check Library

Fact Check with Logically.

Download the Free App Today




Lebanon's government has resigned amid mounting anger over the Beirut's explosion.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab and his government resigned on August 10 over the Beirut explosion, which killed at least 160 people.

On August 4, 2020, two explosions occurred on Beirut's port, which caused widespread destruction and killed at least 160 people and injuring about 6,000 people. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a 2,750-ton stockpile of highly volatile ammonium nitrate that had been stored at warehouses since 2013. The Lebanese took the street to protest against the negligence and corruption by the leaders of the country. Since October 2019, there have been mass demonstrations demanding the departure of the entire sectarian-based leadership over entrenched corruption, incompetence, and mismanagement. On August 10, 2020, Prime Minister of Lebanon announced that his government had stepped down over Lebanese demand on government reform, saying corruption in the country is 'bigger than the state.' He also said that corruption cases are widespread in the country's political and administrative landscape.

The government has to stay in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet is formed, while the call for early elections is not possible.

Have a question or correction on one of our fact-checks?

If you think a claim has been misjudged or requires correction, please send us evidence to support your error claim. We will revisit our evidence and verdict and conduct additional research to verify new information.

Fact Check of the Day


The BBC censored the crowd booing Boris Johnson at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.