Beirut explosion over half of the city damaged in blast ,Atleast 100 killed and 4000 thousand wounded.
August 5th, 2020 | Post by :- | 278 Views
Beirut explosion over half of the city damaged in blast ,

Atleast 100 killed and 4000 thousand wounded .
Kuljit Singh
Lebanon is in mourning and surveying the damage to its Capital  Beirut  after massive explosion ripped through the city’s port and surrounding area on Tuesday, killing atleast 100 people and 4000 wounded .,lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab ,said the cause of explosion was 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate .Diab declared a national  day of mourning for the victims of the explosion .The wharehouse that  authorities claim was the site of the blast had been the subject of warnings going back to 2014 he said .
Beside Lebanon’s supreme defence council recommended declaring Beirut a disater stricken city declaring a two week state of emergency in the capital and handling over security responsibilities to military authorities .
  Officials said that they expect death toll rise to further emergency workers dig the rubble to search survivors .About 300,000 people have lost their homes and authorities are working on providing them with food ,water and shelter.
What is ammonium nitrate ?
Ammonium nitrate which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut blast ,is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertillizer that has been the cause of numerous industrial explosion over the decades.
When combined with fuel oils ammonium nitrate creats  a potent explosive widely used in the construction industry ,but also by armed groups such as Taliban for improvised explosives.

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