Authorities gave details of the explosion in Beirut



Authorities gave details of the explosion in Beirut

Lebanese Interior Minister Mohamed Fahmy confirmed that an explosive ammonium nitrate exploded in the port of Beirut.





The cause of a powerful explosion in the port of Beirut, according to preliminary data, was a short circuit that caused a fire in a warehouse with ammonium nitrate, which detonated as a result. This was reported by the Al Hadath TV channel on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Lebanese Interior Minister Mohamed Fahmy confirmed that an explosive ammonium nitrate exploded in the port of Beirut.

According To al Mayadeen TV channel, the security forces detonated a contraband cargo of explosive substances confiscated nine years ago from one of the vessels.

According to the Lebanese red cross and Crescent, more than three thousand people were injured in the explosion in Beirut. The Ministry of the health of the country reported 50 dead.

Jordanian seismologists said that the explosion was equivalent to a 4.5-magnitude earthquake.





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