• Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

Plenty of ammonium nitrate found near scene of Beirut port explosion

BEIRUT — The Lebanese military discovered more than 4 a bunch of ammonium nitrate near Beirut’s port on Thursday, a find that would be a chilling reminder of the horrific explosion a time ago that killed 191 people.

According on the way to the military, army experts were called several an inspection and established 4. 35 tons of the dangerous chemical in four containers kept tucked away near the port. There were no details on the origin behind the chemicals or their owner,

The find comes almost exactly a month correct nearly 3, 000 heaps of ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut’s port for six years detonated , wreaking death and destruction.

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Along with 191 people killed, more than 6, 000 were harmed and entire neighborhoods were devastated . The particular blast left nearly 300, 000 people homeless and caused damage assessment billions of dollars.

The military statement said that traditions officials had called in the army to inspect containers at the facility near the port, where they found 4. 35 tons associated ammonium nitrate. It said army experts were “dealing with the wood, ” an apparent reference that it was being destroyed.

Days after the Aug. 4 blast, French and Italian chemical guys working amid the remains of the port identified more than 22 containers carrying dangerous chemicals. The army later said that these packaging were moved and stored safely in locations away from the mov.

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French experienced as well as the FBI have took part in the investigation in the birthday gift Aug. 4 blast, at only the request of Lebanese authorities. Their findings have yet to automatically be released.

So far, authorities have detained 25 people extra than last month’s explosion, most of them port and customs officials.