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Lebanese military discovers ANOTHER stash of ammonium nitrate at Beirut port, a month after lethal explosion

Lebanese army discovers ANOTHER stash of ammonium nitrate at Beirut port, a month after deadly explosion


With an unsecured warehouse of ammonium nitrate blamed for a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanese safety forces have found one other 4 ton cache of the hazardous chemical within the metropolis’s blast-shattered port.

Military models working within the port made the invention on Thursday, Lebanese media reported. A 4 ton stash of ammonium nitrate was discovered inside a delivery container, and was swiftly eliminated by military engineers.

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In response to the Akhbar Al-Youm information company, customs officers on the port had been unaware of its presence.

A lot of Beirut lies in ruins after an enormous explosion final month, and town’s port – by way of which three quarters of the nation’s imports and exports by sea move – is totally devastated. A stash of two,700 tons of ammonium nitrate is believed to have fueled the explosion, and had apparently been saved in a portside warehouse in unsafe circumstances since 2014.

The port officers who oversaw its storage and safety have been arrested, and an investigation is ongoing.

The blast killed no less than 190 individuals, injured greater than 6,000, and left round 300,000 homeless. A subsequent wave of public anger introduced down Lebanon’s authorities, and the appointment of a brand new prime minister this week has achieved little to quell the unrest, with protesters and riot police clashing within the streets.

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