The army assured that it has properly disposed of the chemical material.
The tragedy of August 4th was the result of thousands of tons of ill-fated ammonium nitrate stored poorly in a warehouse for 6 years with other hazardous material. The mixture of dangerous material led to a massive explosion.
To top it off, a huge fire ravaged the port on Thursday. Clouds of black smoke filled the air over Beirut. The sight made residents relive moments of terror and panic until the fire was put out after many hours.
The fire was reportedly the result of welding work at the port. “Stray sparks set light to flammable contents,” reported Reuters.
“Does it take multiple atrocities to learn how to store hazardous material safely?” A Beirut resident issued in sarcasm.
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