As Lebanon’s main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast, the country is left with just a month’s grain reserves but still have enough flour to avoid a crisis, the nation’s economy minister stated.
Sources said about 85% of grain silos have reportedly been destroyed after the massive explosion. Following the explosion, government officials asserted that all of the wheat stored at the facility had been contaminated and could not be used.
It is to be noted that the explosion was the most powerful ever to rip through Beirut. Lebanon’s economy was already in meltdown before the blast.