Seismic data suggests string of blasts preceded Beirut explosion, says Israeli analyst

Seismic data suggests string of blasts preceded Beirut explosion, says Israeli analyst | World News

JERUSALEM: Seismological data suggests that six blasts preceded the Beirut port explosion, the last of them combustion of fireworks that apparently set off a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate, an Israeli analyst said on Thursday. The six blasts were at 11-second intervals during the Aug. 4 incident, with the main…

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Beirut blast a wake-up call on dangers of ammonium nitrate, experts warn

Beirut blast a wake-up call on dangers of ammonium nitrate, experts warn | World News

The devastating explosion in Beirut should be a wake-up call for countries on the dangers of ammonium nitrate, which caused the blast, experts say. Lebanese authorities said 2,750 tonnes of the industrial chemical had been stored for six years at Beirut port without safety measures. That stockpile exploded on Tuesday,…

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US President Donald Trump to join international aid conference call for Lebanon on Sunday

US President Donald Trump to join international aid conference call for Lebanon on Sunday | World News

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will join a conference call with Lebanon`s president and other world leaders on Sunday to discuss aid to Lebanon in the wake of this week`s devastating Beirut port explosion. Trump said on Twitter that he spoke separately with Lebanese President…

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