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Death toll in Beirut bombing rises

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Death toll in Beirut bombing rises

More than a hundred people were killed in the explosion in Beirut, the number of those who received various injuries exceeded 4 thousand people. Such data was provided by the Lebanese Red Cross Society, according to Sky News Arabia.


The number of victims of the explosion in Beirut has exceeded one hundred people, 78 were previously reported. According to local media reports, this data is not the latest, the death toll may still increase. City hospitals are overcrowded with wounded, the injured are sent to medical facilities in the vicinity of the city.

Numerous destruction of buildings near the port where the explosion took place has been reported. The buildings of the embassies of Russia and Finland were damaged. Beirut has been declared a disaster zone, and a state of emergency has been introduced in the city.


According to the latest data, the cause of the explosion, equivalent in power to an earthquake of magnitude 4,5, was the detonation of 2,7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate confiscated by the customs services in 2015, stored in a warehouse. Other proposals are also expressed, such as: explosion of a cargo of explosive substances, an Israeli Air Force missile attack on the warehouse of the radical movement Hezbollah (denied by Israel), explosion of a ship with pyrotechnics or a warehouse with pyrotechnics, explosion of a bomb during an attack (US version).

Against this background, it became known that the Russian Emergencies Ministry will deploy a mobile hospital with doctors in Beirut to provide assistance to victims of the explosion. In total, five military transport aircraft will go to Lebanon.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry planes will send a mobile hospital, doctors, rescuers of Tsentrospas, Rospotrebnadzor specialists with a laboratory to detect a new coronavirus infection

- says the message of the Ministry of Emergencies.







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  1. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 5 August 2020 11: 22 New
    -31 qualifying.
    It's warm in Lebanon. Imagine what a nightmare would happen in Russia in winter if such a case? An entire city would be frozen out and hundreds of thousands of people would have to be accommodated somewhere.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 5 August 2020 11: 32 New
      17
      Quote: Kot_Kuzya
      It's warm in Lebanon. Imagine what a nightmare would happen in Russia in winter if such a case? An entire city would be frozen out and hundreds of thousands of people would have to be accommodated somewhere.

      Did you go without a hat this winter?
      And what about Russia?
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 11: 38 New
      0
      Quote: Kot_Kuzya
      It's warm in Lebanon. Imagine what a nightmare would happen in Russia in winter if such a case? An entire city would be frozen out and hundreds of thousands of people would have to be accommodated somewhere.

      Learn history. Everything has happened in the world more than once. Canada, Halifax, EMNIP 1942.
      It's good to fantasize, but life is easier. request
      1. Serg koma
        Serg koma 5 August 2020 17: 06 New
        -2

        It is not necessary to deepen and expand the port ...

        Yellow in the photo - as I understand the grain from the elevator, or all the same soil.
        And the fish probably jammed belay
        1. Okolotochny
          Okolotochny 7 August 2020 07: 46 New
          0
          Grain, corn, they showed on TV.
    3. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 11: 50 New
      +7
      Wrong - the explosion that occurred on December 6, 1917 in the harbor of the Canadian city of Halifax.
      1. Kot_Kuzya
        Kot_Kuzya 5 August 2020 12: 26 New
        0
        And nothing that Halifax is located at the latitude of Krasnodar, and even on the ocean coast and has a mild maritime climate, thanks to which the sea off the coast of Halifax is not covered with ice? And by the way, in December 1917 the port of Halifax was working because there was no ice.
        1. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 12: 59 New
          +1
          To school, to the first desk. WIKI:
          Contrary to Halifax's coastal location, the city's climate is moderate continental, which is associated with the predominance of westerly winds, carrying air masses from the depths of the mainland. Krasnodar is located on the southern border of temperate latitudes and has a transition from mildly continental to subtropical climate
          Where is the latitude? Climate is ........ request recourse
          And by the way, in December 1917 the port of Halifax was working because there was no ice.
          I admit that there is no ice at all. Gulf Stream, edge. request In Murmansk, too, the sea does not freeze, and? Is there south? But latitude ...fool[Quote] [/ quote]
    4. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 5 August 2020 12: 31 New
      -3
      This is absolutely impossible in Russia. So that 2700 tons of fertilizers lay in customs warehouses and mysteriously disappear in a couple of months? Hehe ... We have different local officials.
      And in Lebanon, mass executions must begin. Who froze the cargo and simply forgot about it?
      1. Romka47
        Romka47 5 August 2020 12: 46 New
        0
        Pancake production orderlies
    5. Letun
      Letun 5 August 2020 13: 09 New
      17
      Quote: Kot_Kuzya
      It's warm in Lebanon. Imagine what a nightmare would happen in Russia in winter if such a case? An entire city would be frozen out and hundreds of thousands of people would have to be accommodated somewhere.

      Wherever, whatever happens, the liberda will always turn the arrows to Russia ... It would seem that Lebanon, it would seem Beirut, what does Russia have to do with it? But no! There is always a reason to pour feces on, even if there is none ... No.
    6. RUnnm
      RUnnm 7 August 2020 10: 34 New
      -3
      I wonder why on earth you make such a conclusion ?! What, after the tragedy at Sayano-Shushenskaya, did the UES stand up? Or did the megapolis go out of power after the freezing rain in Moscow? What the hell are you talking about ?! If you are not used to work on the restoration of infrastructure, did not hold anything heavier in your hands * "**, then naively believe that there are no responsible people in Russia?
  2. Livonetc
    Livonetc 5 August 2020 11: 22 New
    0
    Now you need to identify the cause of the detonation of nitrate.
    Why the primary explosion occurred.
    1. Kot_Kuzya
      Kot_Kuzya 5 August 2020 11: 23 New
      -19 qualifying.
      Israel in this way destroyed the Hezbollah headquarters, located nearby.
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 5 August 2020 11: 25 New
        28
        Quote: Kot_Kuzya
        Israel in this way destroyed the Hezbollah headquarters, located nearby.

        Jews beat pointwise, this is not their style, the times of the Haganah are long gone, more like Arabian carelessness. hi
        1. The comment was deleted.
          1. Operator
            Operator 5 August 2020 11: 41 New
            -7
            It’s more correct: for the outcasts, the life of the goyim is worthless.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 5 August 2020 13: 35 New
              -1
              Quote: Operator
              It’s more correct: for the outcasts, the life of the goyim is worthless.

              Yes, therefore, in response to Minister Lieberman's proposal to exchange Arab settlements inside Israel for Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, Israeli Arabs sent him far and away, offering to transfer Tel Aviv to the Palestinian Authority lol
              1. Zeev zeev
                Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 15: 48 New
                -1
                By the way, I am not against changing Tel Aviv to Gush Etzion, Ariel, the Jordan Valley and Kiryat Arbu.
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 5 August 2020 15: 59 New
                  0
                  And I am against - a good, civilized city.
          2. Dym71
            Dym71 5 August 2020 11: 45 New
            10
            Quote: Kot_Kuzya
            For the Jews, the life of the goyim is worthless.

            And the Russians don't give up bully
            Tsili Katz had a very bad reputation and when she wrote on Facebook that she broke her leg, only one person asked: right or left? The rest asked: "To whom?"
        2. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 5 August 2020 13: 22 New
          +1
          Greetings! Etzel - these hollowed out Arab markets with explosives in response to pogroms or hotels with British and Jews demolished buildings. Haganah worked mainly against the British - anti-imperialists, with a pro-Soviet spill laughing
          1. Dym71
            Dym71 5 August 2020 14: 05 New
            +3
            Quote: Krasnodar
            Greetings!

            And gutn tog, meine groise hochem und shai-nem dunk far educational program! hi
            Quote: Krasnodar
            - anti-imperialists, with a pro-Soviet spill

            Weizmir violence we will destroy! winked
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 5 August 2020 14: 07 New
              +2
              Production by Boris Godunov in Birobidzhan:
              Az Oh n Wei, comrades boyars!
              1. Dym71
                Dym71 5 August 2020 14: 15 New
                +5
                Quote: Krasnodar
                in Birobidzhan

                -Senya! My mother will come to us! We must shelter her ...
                -The Rose! Dap you can !!! ??? .... YUT YOUR MOTHER !!!
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 5 August 2020 14: 24 New
                  +6
                  Moni Rosenberg's parents! Your baby smells bad.
                  Maria Ivanovna! Monya should be taught, not sniffed!
        3. Narcologist
          Narcologist 5 August 2020 17: 50 New
          -4
          Quote: Dym71
          Quote: Kot_Kuzya
          Israel in this way destroyed the Hezbollah headquarters, located nearby.

          Jews beat pointwise, this is not their style, the times of the Haganah are long gone, more like Arabian carelessness. hi

          Styles change from fear .. An explosion of such power is comparable to an atomic one.
          I doubt that saltpeter and other explosives are to blame for this!
          Here the Jews clearly punished someone .. No one can prove hi
          Now they will start kicking ... well, let's hi
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 5 August 2020 11: 59 New
        10
        Quote: Kot_Kuzya
        Israel in this way destroyed the Hezbollah headquarters, located nearby.

        Previously, they sinned against Russia, now even though Israel has appeared, it's not boring together all the same.
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 5 August 2020 12: 28 New
          +5
          You are not talking about that ...
          Without us, they will figure it out and some of the commentators will also be ashamed of unfounded assumptions.
          And on a human level, the earth rest in peace to the innocently killed and recovery of the wounded and injured.
      3. PalBor
        PalBor 5 August 2020 12: 04 New
        +5
        It seems, on the contrary, that the head of the Kataib party, an enemy of Hezbollah, was killed, one of the opposition leaders who had ties with Israel, Syrian militants ... During the civil war, Kataib distinguished herself in several massacres. Those are still fascists. So, "friendly fire"?
    2. alma
      alma 5 August 2020 11: 38 New
      20
      Quote: Livonetc
      Now you need to identify the cause of the detonation of nitrate.
      Why the primary explosion occurred.

      With a large volume, combustion in nitrate can turn into detonation without external initiation. To put it simply, the reaction from layer to layer is transmitted not only by the flame beam (combustion), but also by the pressure from the reaction products.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 5 August 2020 12: 01 New
        +2
        Quote: alma
        With a large volume, combustion in nitrate can turn into detonation without external initiation.

        If this happened in Rotterdam, then it would be something unimaginable.
    3. dauria
      dauria 5 August 2020 11: 44 New
      +5
      Now you need to identify the cause of the detonation of nitrate.


      Fire, room heating, explosion. This is how the ship "Grancan" exploded in the port of Texas City in 1947. And the weight of nitrate is similar. And the destruction is similar.
      Such is the fertilizer.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 5 August 2020 12: 55 New
        +3
        Quote: dauria
        Fire, room heating, explosion. This is how the ship "Grancan" exploded in the port of Texas City in 1947.

        EMNIP, on "Grancan" her team distinguished themselves - they tried to extinguish a fire in the hold with saltpeter steam.
    4. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 August 2020 11: 54 New
      +2
      Quote: Livonetc
      Why the primary explosion occurred.

      When the European media wake up, they will immediately find Petrov and Bashirov.
    5. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 5 August 2020 12: 33 New
      0
      At first she caught fire. Saltpeter is not intended for long-term storage in hot, humid (from the sea) climates. That is, it could not be stored by the sea at all. It is unlikely that someone is to blame at all ...
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  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 11: 23 New
    +2
    More than a hundred people died in the explosion in Beirut, the number of those who received various injuries exceeded 4 thousand people
    Yes, there will be many cut - glass. We had such a meteorite, mostly.
    a missile strike by the Israeli Air Force on the warehouse of the radical movement Hezbollah (denied by Israel), the explosion of a ship with pyrotechnics or a warehouse with pyrotechnics, a bomb explosion during the attack (US version).
    - from the area of ​​delirium. 1. fire - long 2. Is the epicenter on land or on water? 3.USA - and what to take from them? They have no diarrhea, then scrofula. fool
  4. Operator
    Operator 5 August 2020 11: 26 New
    +3
    Photo of the port infrastructure for this morning

    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 11: 34 New
      +3
      Quote: Operator
      Photo of the port infrastructure for this morning

      The water area has changed its shape. It remains to carry out dredging work. request
      1. Operator
        Operator 5 August 2020 11: 46 New
        +4
        The water area is intact - the explosion was ground-based (2,7 kilotons of saltpeter ~ 1 kilotons of TNT).

        The photo shows that the high-rise port building reflected the shockwave at sea, at the port infrastructure (right) and urban development (left).
        1. Borik
          Borik 5 August 2020 14: 09 New
          +2
          The photo shows that the high-rise port building reflected the shockwave at sea, at the port infrastructure (right) and urban development (left).


          This is an elevator, and if an ordinary skyscraper were in its place, it would have been blown apart brick by brick and the blast wave would have caused even more destruction in the city ..
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 5 August 2020 11: 54 New
      0
      the building near the epicenter survived ???? the video showed how dust scatters the building
      1. Sentinel-vs
        Sentinel-vs 5 August 2020 12: 11 New
        -1
        In the video, the dust itself flowed around and passed through the windows, the building itself in the video does not fly anywhere.
      2. Fregate
        Fregate 5 August 2020 12: 11 New
        -1
        it just swept the dust off the building with a wave.)
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 August 2020 11: 55 New
      0
      Quote: Operator
      Photo of the port infrastructure for this morning

      And how much pyrotechnics do you need to turn this around?
  5. Aleksandre
    Aleksandre 5 August 2020 11: 29 New
    +7
    Safety precautions are written in blood (c)
    1. alma
      alma 5 August 2020 11: 32 New
      22
      Indeed, such a volume of saltpeter should be stored under normal conditions within the city - fool
      1. Zeev zeev
        Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 13: 00 New
        +5
        Welcome to the Middle East.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 11: 32 New
      +5
      Quote: Aleksandre
      Safety precautions are written in blood (c)

      A stranger, but everyone strives to write their own page. request
      1. Aleksandre
        Aleksandre 5 August 2020 12: 12 New
        +1
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        A stranger, but everyone strives to write their own page. request

        No wonder they say that he learns from his mistakes, and the smart one - from strangers.
    3. olimpiada15
      olimpiada15 5 August 2020 17: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: Aleksandre
      Safety precautions are written in blood (c)

      Quite right. But nothing teaches people. Attitude to safety requirements - complete ignorance by everyone, regardless of education, knowledge, position - complete irresponsibility.
  6. prior
    prior 5 August 2020 11: 33 New
    -1
    " the cause of the explosion ... was the detonation of 2,7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate confiscated by customs services in 2015"
    This is what sometimes over-zealous fulfillment of their official duties leads to.
    They knew everything about smuggling, but no one explained about safe storage ...
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 5 August 2020 12: 21 New
      +2
      The explosive substance, which is used as a fertilizer, was confiscated in September 2014 from the ship Rhosus, owned by Russian businessman Igor Grechushkin, who lived in Cyprus. The ship broke down during a voyage from Georgia to Africa, was repaired in the port of Beirut, but the cost of repair seemed to Grechushkin unbearable, and it turned out to be cheaper for him to abandon both Rhosus and the cargo on board. Since then, the saltpeter was stored in the port until a disaster struck.
      https://haqqin.az/news/185626
  7. Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin 5 August 2020 11: 38 New
    +4
    Other proposals are also expressed, such as: an explosion of a cargo of explosive substances, a missile attack by the Israeli Air Force on the warehouse of the radical movement Hezbollah (denied by Israel),
    AND AGAIN "RAKE"
    "Representatives of the radical Hezbollah movement also DEFINED INFORMATION ABOUT THE ATTACK OF THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE ON THEIR WAREHOUSE WITH WEAPONS IN THE PORT OF BEIRUT "
  8. Shahno
    Shahno 5 August 2020 11: 39 New
    +9
    Quote: Kot_Kuzya
    For the Jews, the life of the goyim is worthless.

    Why suddenly ... My wife is also a gentile, and many, believe me. Per 50 percent of a non-Jewish wife in the understanding of the Torah. And that, because of that we love them less, sheer stupidity.
    1. VIP
      VIP 5 August 2020 12: 15 New
      +2
      What to do: stereotypes are very tenacious
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 5 August 2020 13: 40 New
      +2
      My friend in Israel was looking for a good Jewish (according to Halakha) Russian-speaking girl in Russia laughing There were few of them in Zion
      1. Okolotochny
        Okolotochny 7 August 2020 07: 54 New
        +1
        You stop there. Soon there will be no Jews left in Russia. Albert, Hi!
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 7 August 2020 12: 41 New
          +1
          Greetings, Alex! hi They will remain, as in any country of great opportunities)).
  9. Senka naughty
    Senka naughty 5 August 2020 11: 54 New
    +5
    Pure ammonium nitrate is not sensitive to shock or friction but is explosive under certain conditions. As a result, it is also used as a raw material for the production of ammonium nitrate explosives - ammonites (mixtures of NH4NO3 with wood flour and other organic materials with the addition of nitro products), ammonals (mixtures containing aluminum powder), etc. They explode only from a detonator. Explosions of pure ammonium nitrate can be caused, in addition to the action of detonators, by thermal decomposition of salt in an enclosed space. In this case, gaseous decomposition products (NOg), apparently, serve as catalysts for further decomposition, leading to an explosion. The explosion hazard of NH4NO3 increases in the presence of mineral acids and easily oxidizable materials and decreases with increasing salt moisture. With a water content of more than 3%, ammonium nitrate does not explode even if the detonator explodes. To prevent spontaneous decomposition, stabilizers are added to it - substances that bind nitric acid and NOj formed during decomposition or release ammonia when interacting with NH4NO3, which neutralizes nitric acid and reduces nitrogen oxides to elemental nitrogen. The stabilizers are carbamide (0,05-0,1% of the mass of nitrate), calcium and magnesium carbonates, etc.

     Under certain conditions, ammonium nitrate is explosive. It explodes under the action of a detonator or when heated in an enclosed space above 230 ° C. Ammonium nitrate becomes thermally more stable when added to it up to 0,3% carbamide (an inhibitor of the decomposition of ammonium nitrate)
  10. alone
    alone 5 August 2020 12: 00 New
    +5
    Well, first of all, keeping 2.7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate in the city is already a gross violation. There is a lot of video materials about how it all happened. A fire broke out in a warehouse, and local onlookers began filming everything with their phones. (as usual). because of a lot of video material. then all this exploded so that half of the city was ruins. I am sure that after the investigation, many will be imprisoned for sloppiness and stupidity.
    The country has lost people, a large infrastructure in the form of a port, and the losses amount to billions. The stupidity of some officials led to a large-scale man-made disaster.
    PS .. Do you remember the disaster in Arzamas? Three cars exploded there. Now you can imagine the power of the explosion in Beirut
  11. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 5 August 2020 12: 09 New
    +4
    The explosion that rocked the port of Beirut on Wednesday night not only killed and injured thousands of people, but also destroyed most of Lebanese flour stocks and destroyed grain storage facilities that held 85% of the grain stock.

    In this regard, a shortage of bread is expected in the country, which is already in a difficult economic situation. At the same time, the delivery of grain by sea will be difficult due to the breakdown of the Beirut port, which was the main gateway for Lebanese imports.

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for a restriction on the distribution of flour to bakeries. The monthly consumption of flour in Lebanon is 35-40 thousand metric tons, of which local agriculture covers no more than 10%.
  12. anjey anjey
    anjey anjey 5 August 2020 12: 14 New
    +4
    Quote: tihonmarine
    Quote: Livonetc
    Why the primary explosion occurred.

    When the European media wake up, they will immediately find Petrov and Bashirov.

    Found already. fool
    ["The Lebanese Supreme Defense Council believes that the explosion in the port of Beirut was caused by 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate seized in 2014 from the Russian businessman's ship Rosus.
    The cargo of ammonium nitrate, which caused a powerful explosion in Lebanese Beirut, was confiscated from the Rhosus ship, which belonged to Igor Grechushkin, a Russian from Khabarovsk. The local TV channel LBCI reported on the connection of the incident with the Russian.
    The vessel was carrying saltpeter from Batumi to Mozambique, but made a kind of "unplanned" stop in Lebanon, allegedly due to technical problems. After checking, the port authorities forbade him to return to the sea. It is reported that Grechushkin went bankrupt and actually abandoned the crew - sailors from the Russian Federation and Ukraine had to stay in Beirut for about a year.
    Due to the risks associated with storing ammonium nitrate, the cargo from Rosus was moved to one of the warehouses in the port of Beirut. According to MarineTraffic, the vessel was last recorded in November 2014 - it was located near the site of the current explosion.
    The Maritime Traffic portal records the last location of Rhosus just in the port of Beirut, not far from the place where the explosion occurred.
    According to the REN TV channel, Grechushkin now lives in Cyprus, like many Russians. The channel also posted a photograph of the man in its possession. "]
  13. Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin 5 August 2020 12: 17 New
    +1
    According to the latest data, the reason for the explosion, equivalent in power to an earthquake of magnitude 4,5, was the detonation of 2,7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate confiscated by the customs services in 2015, which were stored in the warehouse.
    AND THIS IS CONFIRMED
    The Maritime Bulletin states that the cargo ship Rhosus (IMO 8630344, DWT 3226, built in 1986, the flag of Moldova) ended up in Beirut for unclear reasons, although it was heading to a different port. The ship was detained after "identifying a number of shortcomings."
    The Rhosus vessel belonged to the Russian citizen Igor Grechushkin, who lives in Cyprus. But neither the owner of the vessel, nor the owner of the cargo, as of July 2014, did not claim their rights to them.
    According to data published on the Stable Seas website, the supplier of the cargo was Rustavi Azot. The Rhosus vessel followed from the port of Batumi (Georgia) to the port of Beira (Mozambique).
    Lebanese TV channel LBC, citing the Lebanese Supreme Defense Council, confirms that all 2750 ammonium nitrate contained in the warehouse in the port of Beirut were confiscated in 2014 after the cargo was seized from the Rhosus vessel en route to Africa. According to this source, all the confiscated ammonium nitrate was placed in the hangar of berth No. 12 of the port of Beirut by a court decision until further notice.
    Some time ago, it was discovered that one of the hangar doors was not locked. The Port Authority of Beirut has strengthened the security of the hangar and instructed to carry out work to ensure the safety of the contents of the hangar. According to the Lebanese Supreme Defense Council, during the process of welding the metal door, sparks hit the fireworks stored in the warehouse, the ignition of which subsequently led to the detonation of several thousand tons of ammonium nitrate. It is noted that the explosion of 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate is equivalent to the explosion of 1800 tons of TNT.
  14. alien308
    alien308 5 August 2020 13: 07 New
    +4
    In large masses and with long storage periods, ammonium nitrate does not behave as described in the documents. The reasons are not entirely clear. The stabilizer is triggered. Inside a large mass, even a relatively small specific heat release leads to a significant increase in temperature and sintering of the crystalline powder into a monolith that is more sensitive to detonation. Organic impurities are especially dangerous: rags, sticks, boards, chips, sawdust.
    If such processes started, then a relatively small external influence could be enough for initiation. The climate also helped. Purely my opinion.
    Fireworks and welding at the powder keg is beyond comprehension. Sloppiness without borders and as a way of life.
  15. Ivan Kolodin
    Ivan Kolodin 5 August 2020 13: 40 New
    +1
    In Texas in the 50s, a Liberty-class ship, loaded with cargo from Chile, caught fire with saltpeter, well, they extinguished it until half of the city was demolished ...
  16. alien308
    alien308 5 August 2020 13: 56 New
    0
    An explosion of saltpeter. You can't store that amount of ammunition or fireworks. It is interesting to store polypropylene big bags for nitrate? Plastic with nitrate burns great. It looks like termite. He loved this business as a child.
  17. alien308
    alien308 5 August 2020 14: 12 New
    +3
    I will assume the course of the disaster. A fire broke out from the welding. The thermal effect on nitrate led to local melting. Molten saltpeter, unlike solid nitrate, detonates easily. Some of the small explosions were caused by the detonation of pools of molten nitrate. Until the explosion of a particularly large puddle led to the detonation of the entire warehouse.
  18. VIP
    VIP 5 August 2020 14: 47 New
    0
    By all appearances: "the great Arab carelessness."
  19. Mmm.
    Mmm. 5 August 2020 14: 53 New
    -3
    This is of course a great tragedy, people are injured, killed, but why are we helping them? When our state itself denies us medical care in connection with this coronabesy, hospitals were closed under the pretext of infection. helping foreign citizens at our expense is more important than helping ourselves?
  20. VIP
    VIP 5 August 2020 15: 10 New
    +1
    The great and mighty carelessness is multiplied by the local fistfulness.
    Result: more than 100 died, 4 thousand injured! Fucking
  21. Narcologist
    Narcologist 5 August 2020 15: 33 New
    -6
    My condolences .. hi
    It banged strongly like a vacuum bomb very much .. I hope this is not a terrorist attack
    1. Gado
      Gado 5 August 2020 17: 27 New
      +1
      If you had read articles on VO more often, you would have known that such a "beast" as a "vacuum bomb" does not exist in nature. There are volumetric detonating ammunition, be it bombs, shells, missiles and charges for them.
      And the "mushroom" in the explosion was formed due to the power of the explosion, where the speed of the shock wave is supersonic.
      1. Narcologist
        Narcologist 5 August 2020 17: 35 New
        -3
        Quote: Gado
        If you had read articles on VO more often, you would have known that such a "beast" as a "vacuum bomb" does not exist in nature.

        Yes, I seem to have been reading VO for eight years, but I have not seen such an explosion ..
        Quote: Gado
        There are space-detonating ammunition, be it bombs, shells, missiles and charges for them.
        And the "mushroom" in the explosion was formed due to the power of the explosion, where the speed of the shock wave is supersonic.

        Well, I don’t argue, there’s just so many victims and destruction .. There was clearly an air vacuum. Such an outbreak was sharp and a wave.
        And I didn’t see the usual mushroom .. It’s just that the ball went sharply apart.
        1. Gado
          Gado 5 August 2020 17: 48 New
          +3
          Here there was a lot of controversy about the "vacuum" bomb, but there the effect is simple - when a large amount of explosive material explodes, then all the oxygen in the air burns out in a fraction of a second and really something like a vacuum is obtained. And when a gaseous substance explodes (volumetric explosion), then this effect is many times greater, plus the prohibitive temperature - 2000-3000 degrees.
          If I am wrong, then correct my knowledge, thanks.
          P.P. And the explosion is really monstrous, I think very few people saw an explosion of such power so close.
          1. Narcologist
            Narcologist 5 August 2020 18: 18 New
            -7
            Quote: Gado
            If I am wrong, then correct my knowledge, thanks.

            I do not want to correct anything .. You are in Israel and your adherents, as usual excuse yourself .. Judas is your judge negative
            And the life of the Lebanese cannot be returned, because there were many children there.
            PS Soon ALL mass media in the world will forget about this explosion ..Type nothing happened (gas exploded in the house)
            Who's next for you?
            1. Gado
              Gado 5 August 2020 18: 25 New
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              Quote: Narkolog
              I do not want to correct anything .. You are in Israel and your adherents, as usual excuse yourself .. Judas is your judge

              Why did you speak so sharply? We discussed the explosion and here are those on ... By the way, I'm not from Israel, I'm Bulgarian, if anything. Although, I think, our dialogue will no longer work. Good luck.
              P.P. Who's next for you?
              1. Narcologist
                Narcologist 5 August 2020 20: 16 New
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                Quote: Gado
                Why did you speak so sharply? We discussed the explosion and here are those on ... By the way, I'm not from Israel, I'm Bulgarian, if anything

                The Bulgarians began to cleanse me! And you are not ..
                Quote: Gado
                Although, I think, our dialogue will no longer work. Good luck.
                P.P. Who's next for you?

                Alas, yes ... the next Romanian)))))
  22. Vlad7600
    Vlad7600 5 August 2020 15: 52 New
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    Quote: Mmm
    This is of course a great tragedy, people are injured, killed, but why are we helping them? When our state itself denies us medical care in connection with this coronabesy, hospitals were closed under the pretext of infection. helping foreign citizens at our expense is more important than helping ourselves?

    Not. Help is one thing, but it is still a necessary experience for the Ministry of Emergency Situations and other similar structures to eliminate disasters and various cataclysms. After all, experience comes with time, and in training alone, many situations cannot be imitated.
    1. Mmm.
      Mmm. 5 August 2020 17: 06 New
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      They train for us, so that later to provide quality assistance to blacks
  23. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 5 August 2020 17: 21 New
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    There, of course, real hell ...
    Lebanon is already in a lousy position.
  24. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 5 August 2020 17: 31 New
    -1
    ***

    O Lord our God, heal the sickness, heal the passions of the souls and bodies of Your servants during the explosion in the city of Beirut. Master of life and death! Hear our prayer and remember those who perished in Your Kingdom, grant those who have departed forgiveness and forgiveness of sins. For Thou art our life and our resurrection, and we glorify Thee with Thy beginningless Father and the Most Holy, and Good, and Thy Life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and forever and ever.

    Have mercy, O Lord, on the souls of Thy servants who have gone into eternal life without Holy Baptism. Your fates are unsearchable. Do not put this prayer of mine into sin. But Thy holy will be done.

    ***
  25. Narcologist
    Narcologist 5 August 2020 17: 39 New
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    Lebanon has always been the target of some forces ...
  26. Narcologist
    Narcologist 5 August 2020 17: 56 New
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    Quote: tihonmarine
    Previously, they sinned against Russia, now even though Israel has appeared, it's not boring together all the same.

    Wdad, Russia in the first place in accusations .. But Israel has not yet been able to accuse of anything ..!
    The world media is in their hands and lobbies in all countries ..
    This is the handiwork of Israel unambiguously! They like to organize punitive intimidation actions on the BV, and even for Russia with the shot down Il om ours.
    How many of our specialists died there ..? I repeat, not soldiers, but specialists of the highest category, as it often happens in Iran ..
    These are the things we have in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia! hi
  27. alien308
    alien308 5 August 2020 19: 01 New
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    The cloud is red-brown. Which apparently corresponds to the explosion of saltpeter. With an excess of oxidant at high temperature and pressure, nitrogen dioxide was formed. They didn't have hundreds of tons of amyl in there, did they?
  28. Barabashka
    Barabashka 6 August 2020 11: 59 New
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    I wonder if we have solved all the problems in the country? Or are we the richest to help everyone?
    Why are our people rushing to help - maybe it would be better to build a couple of hospitals with this money
  29. Captain Pushkin
    Captain Pushkin 6 August 2020 20: 44 New
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    Quote: Mikhail3
    Saltpeter is not intended for long-term storage in hot, humid (from the sea) climates. That is, it could not be stored by the sea at all. It is unlikely that someone is to blame at all ...

    But someone detained a ship with saltpeter at the port. And kept it there for years, uncrewed and unattended, so it sank at the pier.
    What, the port authorities had no brains at all and therefore they are not at all to blame?
    PS If the ship had jerked while afloat, the destruction would have been even more terrible.