France’s Investigation On Beirut Explosion Will Be More Comprehensive Than FBI’s

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Lebanese investigative Judge Fadi Sawan leading the probe into the August 4 Beirut Port explosion is currently waiting to receive a detailed report from French explosives experts.

The French report is expected to be more comprehensive and conclusive than the one the FBI handed over, which had not determined whether the explosion was accidental or not.

“The French report is supposed to include aspects that were not covered by the FBI experts’ report,” a judicial source told The Daily Star.

Apparently, the French team dove into the 43-meters deep underwater crater to collect samples from the blast.

It also took debris from surrounding buildings and cars to help pinpoint the cause of the explosion.

The incoming reports will help determine whether the deadly explosion was an intentional act of sabotage or merely an accident.