At least 135 dead in massive Beirut explosion, thousands injured

50 dead, 3000+ hurt.

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And put a fireworks warehouse next to it…"

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Sorry I misheard the report.

She heard a low flying jet, others saw it

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I bet the Uranium centrifuge facility is right under the ANFO building…

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And even when it’s not on fire - explosives (AN, too) in large enough quantities have been know to self-heat and go kerplewie.

That’s a really standard lesson in explosives safety training once they understood what was happening.

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A huge explosion of a fireworks warehouse that occurred in México some years ago.

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Video with fireworks…

Damn.

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That poor person holding the camera behind all that glass. :frowning:

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I’d wager its Red-fuming Nitric Acid (RFNA). Used as a rocket propellant. Or some other nitric compound as others said above.

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The Lebanese government is saying it was caused by thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been offloaded six years ago from a Moldovan vessel. The red colour is almost certainly nitrogen dioxide which is one of the products of burning ammonium nitrate.

AN is usually safe, but it has a history of becoming unstable as it gradually ages and oxidises. It is most notorious for causing the 1947 Texas City explosion:

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Donald the Ignorant, in his presser about 30 mins ago, said he had spoken with some “very good generals” and that Beirut was a bomb attack. He really said that. God help us.

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It’s all China’s fault for inventing fireworks coming in 3,2,…

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thats actually what it turned out to be once people had a chance to dig into the situation.

a place there had been storing fertilizer for years in poor conditions. guess it waited for 2020 it pop cause it wanted to contribute to the general chaos

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Like the Halifax explosion there must have been many people in the streets watching the initial fire, then the full blast happens.

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Bill Barr and Stephen Miller probably leapt into action to attempt to place the blame on mail-in voting, the Democrats, and Hunter Biden.

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Jesus!!!

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Also, the 2000 fireworks disaster in Enschede:

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I-696 green ooze came from Madison Heights factory and photos inside are shocking - green slime on I-696 is hexavalent chromium

The SOB who owns this joint also has lots of toxic crap stored on an old industrial property about a mile N of me!

A team of Detroit reporters visited the prick’s property out in the country, and spotted some large mysterious barrels stored there, too. They reported it to the EPA, but apparently the mystery barrels were moved off-site before the inspectors arrived!

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nice maps

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