Acting State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki charged on Thursday three people with causing the deadly fuel explosion in al-Tleil, the National News Agency said.
The horrific explosion killed dozens and injured scores of people. Soldiers were among the victims.
Akiki charged the detainees Georges Ibrahim and Ali Sobhi Faraj with “storing inflammable material in an unsafe manner, despite their knowledge of its danger,” and with “endangering the lives of citizens and causing the death of 31 soldiers and civilians.”
Ibrahim and Faraj face temporary hard labor if convicted.
The arrested defendant Jerji Elias Ibrahim was also charged with “setting the fire,” the agency added, and faces permanent hard labor if convicted.
The detainees were all referred to Acting State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Sawan.
Akiki asked Sawwan to interrogate them and to issue arrest warrants against them, according to the NNA.