Up to 300,000 left homeless by Beirut explosion

Up to 300,000 left homeless by Beirut explosion

Beirut’s city governor Marwan Abboud estimates that up to 300,000 people have lost their homes following the massive explosion that killed at least 100 people and injured 4,000 others. Abboud added that authorities are working on providing the homeless with food, water and shelter. Lebanese President Michel Aoun has called for a two-week state of emergency.

Chris
Chris
Milkshake
Milkshake 1 months

Looking at the videos, the rapid and clean air pressurization and currents released by this blast are most similar to a hydrogen bomb. Whoever was in the vicinity of that blast didn't even feel the life leaving them. This is nasty.

Real Deal O'Neil
Real Deal O'Neil 1 months

Lebanon Prime Minister Hassan Diab said Tuesday's explosion in Beirut was fueled by a stockpile of over 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, stored for approximately six years at the port.   By comparison, Timothy McVeigh used 2 tons of ammonium nitrate when he bombed the Oklahoma Federal Building in 1995. Because of ammonium nitrate's explosive potential, countries and unions impose strict regulations on how to store and process it. It is generally kept under controlled conditions and modified volumes to minimize chances of explosion. The accidental detonation of ammonium nitrate has resulted in a number of accidents in the last century. In 2015, explosions partly caused by the detonation of around 800 tons of ammonium nitrate rocked the Beijing port of Tianjin, killing 173 people.  An explosion of ammonium nitrate was responsible for the worst industrial accident in US history in 1947.  A ship in the harbor of Texas City, Texas, carrying approximately 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate caught fire, supposedly via a discarded cigarette, causing a series of explosions that killed 581 people.

AD C
AD C 1 months

Looking at video of this, at least 2 or three large buildings we're immediately vaporized. Not even counting the wind and shrapnel that were then propelled out to cause even more damage.

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