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Massive Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon ( Fireworks/High Explosives Storage Facility)


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I was shocked by the video with the buildings vaporized. Can you imagine a nuclear or hydrogen weapon going off where people live? Absolutely terrifying. 

This will be very bad in terms of casualties. 

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28 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

I haven't caught up on the story yet. Is this an accident or act of terrorism? 

Its appearing to be accidental but much is unkown

 

This could be more catastrophic than 9/11. I hope I am wrong, but the city center is destroyed

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38 minutes ago, ZoSoRose said:

Its appearing to be accidental but much is unkown

 

This could be more catastrophic than 9/11. I hope I am wrong, but the city center is destroyed

Damn. It's a tragedy either way. Was just curious. 

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The Beirut fireworks explosion had 2,750 tons of ammonia nitrate improperly stored.   To be clear, the Oklahoma City bombing was 2 tons of ammonia nitrate.  Insane.  

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1 hour ago, Ace Nova said:

The Beirut fireworks explosion had 2,750 tons of ammonia nitrate improperly stored.   To be clear, the Oklahoma City bombing was 2 tons of ammonia nitrate.  Insane.  

Jesus

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I have family living in Beirut, luckily they are fine and only their apartment took some damage but they say that there is so much chaos in the city

I wonder who is responsible for storing the ammonia nitrate in such an unsafe and irresponsible way for 6 (!) years 

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1 hour ago, SAU3R said:

I have family living in Beirut, luckily they are fine and only their apartment took some damage but they say that there is so much chaos in the city

I wonder who is responsible for storing the ammonia nitrate in such an unsafe and irresponsible way for 6 (!) years 

Do you think someone purposley set it all off? 

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Just now, lukepowell1988 said:

Do you think someone purposley set it all off? 

Fair dues, if I ever worked in a fireworks factory it would cross my mind a couple of times a day :lol:  Sorry, not a time for being facetious, I know.

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3 minutes ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Do you think someone purposley set it all off? 

No I don't think so, Hisbollah and Israel already said that they are not responsible, Israel even offered help 

ISIS would have already told the world if it was them 

I think it was an accident 

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2 minutes ago, SAU3R said:

No I don't think so, Hisbollah and Israel already said that they are not responsible, Israel even offered help 

ISIS would have already told the world if it was them 

I think it was an accident 

ISIS tell the world even when it ain't them, they tried to claim that Vegas shooter, the wankers.

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1 hour ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Do you think someone purposley set it all off? 

Nah. If you look at the video there's clearly a big fire already going before the explosion goes off. I read that a welder working on the docks accidentally started a fire which got out of control and unfortunately spread to the warehouse where the ammonium nitrate was being stored.

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23 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Nah. If you look at the video there's clearly a big fire already going before the explosion goes off. I read that a welder working on the docks accidentally started a fire which got out of control and unfortunately spread to the warehouse where the ammonium nitrate was being stored.

Someone is getting the sack!

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1 hour ago, SAU3R said:

No I don't think so, Hisbollah and Israel already said that they are not responsible, Israel even offered help 

ISIS would have already told the world if it was them 

I think it was an accident 

Not saying either did it, but Israel and Hesbollah aren't averse to lying :lol:

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45 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Nah. If you look at the video there's clearly a big fire already going before the explosion goes off. I read that a welder working on the docks accidentally started a fire which got out of control and unfortunately spread to the warehouse where the ammonium nitrate was being stored.

okay question. What idiots keep that much ammonium nitrate by heavily flammable areas?

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