A violent explosion in the port of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, shocked the world on the 4th, local time. Lebanon’s President Michel ORN and other officials have said the explosion was caused by 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate improperly stored in the port. However, some Russian military experts in the analysis of the matter said that most of the ammonium nitrate may have been stolen, otherwise the explosion will spread to the whole city.
according to the report of Arab state-owned TV station on the 9th, Viktor murahovsky, a Russian military expert, said in an interview with the Communist Youth League Pravda that if the amount of ammonium nitrate exploded was tons, the whole Beirut “would disappear from the map.”. Murahowski said that in view of the damage caused by the explosion, it is more likely that a large amount of ammonium nitrate was stolen from the port within six years.
in addition, a reporter in Beirut once posted photos on social platforms saying that ammonium nitrate was photographed in the port warehouse a few days before the explosion. In the picture, bags containing ammonium nitrate are stacked randomly, and the surrounding environment is also very messy. “It’s hard to believe that this meets any of the most basic storage standards,” the tweet wrote.
at present, the explosion has killed at least 158 people and injured 6000 people, damaged a large number of buildings in the city, and nearly 300000 people were homeless after the explosion. Lebanon has launched an investigation into the incident and arrested 16 people involved, including the head of Beirut port. (overseas website Zhao Jianxing)