2020

On the 4th of August 2020,

a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, exploded, causing at least 200 deaths, 3 reported missing, 6,500 injuries, 10-15 billion dollars in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless.

Please help the families of firefighters who lost their lives in explosion of ammonium nitrate in Beirut

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- Susan Murphree

2020

On 4 August 2020,

On the afternoon of 4 August 2020, a fire broke out in Warehouse 12 at the Port of Beirut. Warehouse 12 was waterside and next to the grain silos; the warehouse stored the ammonium nitrate that had been confiscated from MV Rhosus, alongside a "stash" of fireworks. Around 17:55 local time (14:55 UTC), a team of nine firefighters and one paramedic, known as Platoon 5, was dispatched to fight the fire. On arrival the fire crew reported there was "something wrong" as the fire was huge and produced "a crazy sound".

 

The first explosion, at about 18:07 local time (15:07 UTC), likely triggered by the stored fireworks, sent up a large cloud of smoke and a crackle of bright firework flashes, and heavily damaged the structure of the warehouse itself. The second explosion, 33 to 35 seconds later, was much more substantial. It rocked central Beirut and sent a red-orange cloud into the air, which was briefly surrounded by a white condensation cloud. The orange-red colour of the smoke was caused by nitrogen dioxide, a byproduct of ammonium nitrate decomposition.[54] The second explosion was felt in northern Israel and in Cyprus, 240 kilometers (150 miles) away.

 

Pics: Talal Traboulsi/Reuters/TR/AFP/Getty

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Please help the families of firefighters who lost their lives in explosion of ammonium nitrate in Beirut

Bank account number: 
mBank 70 1140 2004 0000 3002 7483 9388

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2020

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