Floods in Lebanon's southern suburbs on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Azzakir)
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Lebanon's judiciary launched an investigation Monday into the floods that submerged Lebanon's roads Saturday, demanding the names of the public works contractors from Transportation Minister Ghazi Zeaiter.Zeaiter held a meeting with contractors, experts and maintenance workers, after which he denied full responsibility for the floods.Zeaiter explained that in many cases, buildings were illegally constructed over the sewers, violating the construction license provided by the interior ministry, which has a responsibility to follow up on the construction process.
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