A Lebanese lawyer filed a legal complaint on Wednesday against the country\u2019s president and prime minister for allegedly not taking action to remove dangerous material that had been stored at the port of Beirut.\r\nThe material - 2,750 of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in fertilizers and explosives - ignited earlier this month,\u00a0killing scores and wounding thousands of people.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe move by lawyer Majd Harb is largely symbolic, based on the fact that President Michel Aoun and outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab received a security report two weeks before the August 4, explosion, warning about the dangers of storing the chemical.\r\nFollowing the explosion, Aoun said that once he received the report, he asked his military adviser to immediately act on it and do what was necessary. However, it was not clear why the material was not removed. There has been no comment from Diab, who resigned under pressure few days after the blast.\r\n\u201cThey did not take any measures to prevent the explosion,\u201d Harb\u2019s complaint said. It was published by the state-run National News Agency.\r\nDocuments that surfaced after the blast, showed that many customs, port, intelligence, military and judicial officials, as well as political leaders, knew about the stockpile of ammonium nitrate at Warehouse 12 at Beirut\u2019s port and nothing was done.\r\nThe explosion, which killed 180 people, injured about 6,000 and left nearly 300,000 people homeless was the most destructive single incident in Lebanon\u2019s history, leaving losses worth between $10 and $15 billion. There are 30 still missing after the explosion.\r\nSo far authorities have detained 19 persons, many of them customs and port officials, and are questioning them. The head of the port and the country\u2019s customs chief were both\u00a0formally detained earlier this week.\r\nThere are concerns in the corruption-plagued country that the investigation will be manipulated and some have called for an international probe.\r\nPopular anger has\u00a0swelled over the ruling elite\u2019s corruption and mismanagement. Lebanon\u2019s government, which is supported by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies, resigned on August 10 and continues to serve in a caretaker capacity. There are no formal consultations underway on who will replace Diab as prime minister and no likely candidate has emerged.