Huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Re: Huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Post by Deku Tree » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:33 am

These videos are like nothing I've seen:



That tweet thread has several videos of the explosion.

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:14 pm

...lorenzo. How terrible.
boo--------------de dirigiblez in flames, everyboddyz dead, and he lost his hat

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Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:41 pm

That is shocking. I’ve never seen anything like this.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:58 pm

This is awful. On top of the deaths and injuries, some 300,000 have been left homeless by the blast.

If you’re able to help, the Lebanese Red Cross and Lebanese Food Bank are taking donations.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:08 pm

Heartbreaking. I don't know if there have been updates on this but apparently this was at least partially due to a big warehouse with a bunch of ammonium nitrate that was there for six years and people had brought up concerns about it in the past? Absolutely stunning.

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Re: Huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:28 pm

It was almost certainly entirely due to that warehouse - 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate is over 1,000 times more than what was used for the Oklahoma City bombing and enough to make this the third largest accidental explosion in history. Anything else contributing to it would've been tiny in comparison.

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