Lebanon army discovers 4.35 tons of explosive ammonium near Beirut port

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Lebanon army discovers 4.35 tons of explosive ammonium near Beirut port - We The World Magazine
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Nearly thirty days after the deadly Beirut blast, that sent shockwaves more than a hundred miles away, the Lebanon army just found another 4.35 tons of highly explosive material ammonium nitrate near the accident spot.

According to an army statement, they’re now ‘working to deal with it’ after the chemicals were discovered earlier on Thursday near the 9th entrance of the Beirut port, which now lies in splits after the blast.

To date, volunteers and the army are digging through the rubbles to find any signs of life after the devastating 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate detonated on August 4, killing more than 190, injuring many hundreds, and damaging billions of dollars worth property.

Shortly after the blast, some 300,000 people were rendered homeless and the Lebanese government on power while the blast happened resigned shortly thereafter people protested against the government’s sanctity and negligence over the highly explosive materials stored in the port for years.

When the government’s response failed to pacify the protestors many of them started to volunteer in clearing the rubble, which is still ongoing.