Four tons of ammonium nitrate discovered in Beirut

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Four tons of ammonium nitrate discovered in Beirut


The devastating explosion on August 4th is said to have been caused by large amounts of ammonium nitrate. Further quantities were found not far from the starting point.


The port of Beirut after the severe explosion in August.


© Foto: dpa / Marwan Naamani
The port of Beirut after the severe explosion in August.


Not far from the starting point of the mighty Detonation in Beirut A month ago the Lebanese army found a further 4.35 tons of high-explosive ammonium nitrate. The state news agency NNA reported on Thursday, citing a statement by the military.

The August 4th explosion is said to have been caused by large amounts of the same chemical that had been stored in the port for years without safety precautions.

Army engineers had four containers in the port at the request of the port’s customs authorities Near the port entrance inspected, the NNA report said. These are said to have “contained a lot of ammonium nitrate” – about 4.35 tons. Army engineers “dealt with it,” it said. At first there was no more detailed information.

In the devastating Explosion in early August were at least 190 People killed come, more than 6000 were injured. Large parts of the port have been in ruins since then. Surrounding residential areas were massively damaged and in some cases completely destroyed. (dpa)

Gallery: Beirut the day after the explosion (dw.com)

One day after the disaster, the Beirut team attacked to repair the first damage. These men are sweeping up the rubble in the Mohammed al-Amin mosque. It is only 1.3 kilometers away from the warehouse that exploded.

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