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TTman
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Beirut explosion

Some explosion in Beirut, some reports saying a firework factory but looks to big to be that from the pictures. One report saying Beirut airport damaged and thats 6 miles away. Probably  a big loss of life.Sad

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Horrific....

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Sadly @TTman 

I agree with you.

It flashed up on my phone as a news alert. Your gut instienct tells you "Something is wrong".

EDIT: BBC News is reporting as "Dozens Dead".

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Telegraph reports at least 50 dead and more than 2,700 injured.
Sad indeed.
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That's one hell of of blast with a monstrous pressure wave. I was almost wondering about suitcase nuclear devices but I've no real idea about that and I assume they would have already detected some radiation.

It's certainly no firework factory blast. It seems the best current guess is that mystery warehouse was housing some type of highly explosive munitions?

A terrible tragedy in an area with a long history of terrible tragedies. Truly awful.

BBC 

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@billnotben The latest is that 2750 tonnes of Ammonium nitrate was stored there unsafely. Certainly caused one hell of a bang!!!

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Re: Beirut explosion

Just read that. Must be the biggest "fertiliser bomb" in history.

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300,000 people are left homeless with 50% of buildings damaged as death toll from fertilizer explosion nears 150 with thousands more injured

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8598337/Beirut-counts-human-cost-300-000-people-left-homele...

 

a huge ammonium nitrate stockpile in one of Australia's biggest coastal city has the potential to cause a blast five times bigger than the deadly Beirut explosion which killed 135 people

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8597649/Orica-plant-Newcastle-chemical-linked-Beirut-explos...