Lebanon's health minister has said the country's "whole government" has
resigned in the wake of the deadly explosion in Beirut last week.

The port warehouse explosion of over 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed at least 163 and injured 6,000, destroying swathes of the bustling Mediterranean capital, adding to months of political and economic meltdown.

Public anger has swelled over the possibility that government negligence was behind the catastrophe.

The blast wave from the detonation caused damage to buildings up to six miles away
People take part in a protest, demanding the resignation of the Lebanese government

Two government ministers resigned at the weekend amid the political fallout of the blast and months of economic crisis, saying the government had failed to reform.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Saturday he would request early parliamentary elections.

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