Ammonium nitrate stored in port warehouse caused explosion in Beirut

Ammonium nitrate stored in port warehouse caused explosion in Beirut
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  • calendar-gray 05 August 2020

Interior minister says explosion appears to have been caused by ammonium nitrate stored in port warehouse, APA reports quoting Aljazeera.

The Lebanese health ministry says at least 73 people have been killed while 3,700 are wounded in a massive explosion at the port in the capital, Beirut

The explosion released a shockwave causing widespread damage to buildings and shattering windows in different parts of the city.

The exact cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Mohammed Fahmi, Lebanon's interior minister, said it was apparently caused by ammonium nitrate that was stored in a warehouse at the port.

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