Explosion in Lebanon: 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrates were stored in the port where the explosion took place

Sylvie Claire / August 5, 2020

 

According to the Reuetrs news agency, nearly 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrates, a product that goes into the composition of certain fertilizers but also of explosives, which had been stored for several years in the warehouse that would be the epicenter of the explosion that ravaged Beirut, a senior Lebanese official said on Tuesday, quoted by local media.

 

On the Lebanese presidency's Twitter account, President Michel Aoun considered it "unacceptable" that such a quantity of such a product could have been stored.

for six years in the building industry.

 

Still according to Reuters, for his part Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab declared that those responsible for the explosion in a "dangerous" warehouse in the port of Beirut will pay the price. "I promise you that this tragedy will not go unpunished",

he said in a televised address.

 

Credit : Sudinfo

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