Iraq’s port of Umm Qasr takes precautionary measures after deadly Beirut blast

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Following the deadly blast at Beirut’s port last week, Iraq is moving to secure its own main port of Umm Qasr from any potential dangers in the future.

The August 4 blast in Beirut at a warehouse storing highly-explosive material for years killed at least 171 people, injured some 6,000 and damaged swathes of the Mediterranean city.

Umm Qasr port employees on Wednesday cordoned off containers that were deemed at risk of being flammable or potentially explosive before moving the material away from the main part of the port on the Gulf.

Farhan Muheisen al-Firtosi, Director General of State...


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Iraq’s port of Umm Qasr takes precautionary measures after deadly Beirut blast


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