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In Beirut, 16 people were detained at once in the case of a powerful explosion in the port

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In Beirut, 16 people were detained at once in the case of a powerful explosion in the port

In the course of the ongoing investigation into the massive explosion at the port of the Lebanese capital, the first arrests were made. According to the latest information, security officials detained 16 people at once, whom they consider to be involved in what happened in Beirut to one degree or another.


In total, 18 people were interrogated, two of whom have not yet become involved in the high-profile case.

It became known that among the interrogated were representatives of the management of the port of Beirut, where more than 2,7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate were stored. Officials of the Lebanese customs department were also interrogated.

The court, where they are going to consider this high-profile case, has already stated that the process will be as open as possible.

To date, it is known about 130 dead, more than 5000 people were injured. Several hundred are reported missing. Rescuers from various countries, including the Russian Federation, are working at the scene of the explosion.

Lebanese authorities estimate the economic damage from the explosion in Beirut at $ 15 billion. For a country with a population of less than 7 million people, this is a lot of money - about 28 percent of GDP.

Let us remind that French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Beirut the day before. Local residents began to turn to Macron with complaints about the Lebanese government, which "does not protect them." At the same time, France began to criticize Macron himself, noting that instead of looking for solutions to internal problems, he made a visit to Lebanon.
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  1. alma
    alma 7 August 2020 06: 34
    +3
    Now the heads will fly. As if they did not write off the extreme.
  2. Finches
    Finches 7 August 2020 06: 34
    -4
    The Mujahideen give a standing ovation to the Libyan officials ...
    1. dsaf
      dsaf 7 August 2020 09: 17
      0
      What has it to do with it? !!
  3. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 7 August 2020 06: 41
    0
    ... A spokesman for the military court, Fadi Akiki, told reporters that all the detainees were working at the port. Among them are employees of the port administration and customs administration, workers who made repairs in the hangar, as well as those who were responsible for storing explosives in it. Port director Hasan Kritam is among the detainees. In addition, 18 people were interrogated who may have been involved in the disaster.




    ... At the request of the Lebanese authorities, the Cypriot police interrogated a Russian citizen Igor Grechushkin, who owned a ship carrying saltpeter, which subsequently exploded in the port of Beirut. This was reported by the agency France-Presse.
    1. Bashkirkhan
      Bashkirkhan 7 August 2020 08: 10
      +6
      "It was clear from the very beginning that there was a Russian trace in the explosion in Beirut, and that this trace would lead to Khabarovsk. It would seem, what does Furgal have to do with it? The bloody regime will stop at nothing."
  4. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 7 August 2020 06: 44
    +3
    After the collision and demands of Macron to Lebanon, this whole story with saltpeter does not seem accidental now.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 7 August 2020 08: 22
      +1
      Quote: 7,62x54
      After the collision and demands of Macron to Lebanon, this whole story with saltpeter does not seem accidental now.

      This is yes. In fact, Macron offered Lebanon to renounce sovereignty, expel Hezbollah, deploy NATO forces on its territory and become a colony for Europe and the United States, after which he promised to provide assistance. To solve a bunch of geopolitical tasks with a single explosion is very much in line with their policy of strengthening "peace" ie. its dominance in the B.Vostok winked
      1. 7,62h54
        7,62h54 7 August 2020 08: 34
        +1
        If the explosion was the result of slovenliness, then the reaction of the Europeans instantly worked. They immediately reacted and made demands. And if this is a planned sabotage, then it was carried out brilliantly. And for its planning and implementation, someone will be awarded titles and awards.
        The whole question is how the Lebanese will behave in this situation. Will we agree to the terms of the French necrophile, and in this case the European scenario will work? Or will they still unite as a nation and fight back? If they choose the second option, then they really need the help of NATO adversaries and the United States: Iran, China, Russia.
        Explosion disaster is a good litmus to see who is who and draw conclusions.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 7 August 2020 08: 52
          +1
          Quote: 7,62x54
          The whole question is how the Lebanese will behave in this situation. Will we agree to the terms of the French necrophile, and in this case the European scenario will work? Or will they still unite as a nation and fight back?

          Yes, it seems like the Lebanese yesterday sent Macron away, in an obscene manner, deciding to remain part of the Shiite bridge built by Iran, declaring that sovereignty is not traded, which greatly disappointed the trio of "peace" champions - the EU, the United States and Israel. yes
          1. 7,62h54
            7,62h54 7 August 2020 08: 58
            -1
            Lebanon lived like a small Switzerland before. And besides the supporters of the bridge builders, there are probably also liberal, or democratic ones. As they are called there. Now let's see who and where will drag the country. Of course, a big misfortune happened. Very sorry people.
          2. dsaf
            dsaf 7 August 2020 09: 18
            0
            Quote: Nyrobsky
            how the Lebanese yesterday sent Macron away, in an obscene manner

            Adequate policies have not yet disappeared, which pleases!
        2. dsaf
          dsaf 7 August 2020 09: 24
          -1
          Quote: 7,62x54
          And if this is a planned sabotage

          Such, explosions, happened extremely far from Jews, saboteurs, interested parties and so on ...
          Yurminskoe, Aromashevsky district - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK75lbPwb0I
          1. 7,62h54
            7,62h54 7 August 2020 09: 33
            -1
            Don't worry just yet. When they figure it out, all the guilty will get it, whether they are Jews or French. A little time and patience.
        3. DED_peer_DED
          DED_peer_DED 7 August 2020 12: 28
          0
          Quote: 7,62x54
          If the explosion was the result of slovenliness,

          Little is written about at least two strong explosions. One is weaker, but obvious and the previous one, and the one that is in kilotons. Most likely they helped.
      2. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich 7 August 2020 09: 12
        +3
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        This is yes. In fact, Macron proposed that Lebanon renounce sovereignty, expel Hezbollah, deploy NATO forces on its territory and become a colony for Europe and the United States.

        after the Muslims have long and thoughtfully destroyed the Christian state of the Maronites, this long-suffering country now has two choices. to be a colony of Iran or according to your Europe and the United States.
        the choice is so-so, but there has not been a smell of independence since the 70s. thanks arafat yasir and his gang
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 06: 47
    -1
    In Beirut, 16 people were detained at once in the case of a powerful explosion in the port
    Will sort it out.
  6. kenig1
    kenig1 7 August 2020 06: 50
    +1
    "5000 thousand" is 5 million, correct.
  7. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 7 August 2020 07: 08
    +1
    "Several hundred missing persons" - there is a suspicion that they were vaporized by the explosion. But in general, "port reconstruction" is not sickly. Now it is not necessary to restore, but to build anew. Although it would be worthwhile to outweigh everyone who was obliged to ensure and control fire safety during welding, even if this is a "blow to the tails".
    1. Bashkirkhan
      Bashkirkhan 7 August 2020 07: 40
      -1
      Quote: Stroibat stock
      Although it would be worthwhile to outweigh everyone who was obliged to ensure and control the fire safety

      In this case, it is not necessary to hang it behind the head.
      1. VIP
        VIP 7 August 2020 14: 42
        0
        Et in ours: hang in one place to feel
    2. DED_peer_DED
      DED_peer_DED 7 August 2020 12: 34
      0
      Quote: stock buildbat
      fire safety during welding

      Do you think that fertilizers detonated from welding?
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 7 August 2020 14: 22
        +1
        Try to do welding near ammonium nitrate that has caked up for several years))) I doubt that much will remain of you
        This is a fun fertilizer. I remember from childhood.
        1. DED_peer_DED
          DED_peer_DED 7 August 2020 14: 36
          0
          Quote: stock buildbat
          This is a fun fertilizer. I remember from childhood.

          I gave an opinion about fertilizer below.
          In childhood we collected other "fertilizers" from the fields. On them from 43g. the yield was good.
          1. Reserve buildbat
            Reserve buildbat 7 August 2020 14: 44
            0
            Well, our fields in the Urals are not so fertile, so "bombs", "rackets" and other joys of childhood were made just from ammonium nitrate in various mixtures laughing
            Nobody liked chemistry in our country, but mine and explosive business is the most for elementary school. Despite the losses.
        2. VIP
          VIP 7 August 2020 14: 45
          +1
          They also kept firecrackers there. Probably to make it more fun
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 August 2020 07: 12
    0
    Poor Lebanon, once the pearl of the eastern Mediterranean, is another victim of a policy of double standards.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 7 August 2020 08: 28
      +2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Poor Lebanon, once the pearl of the eastern Mediterranean, is another victim of a policy of double standards.

      As well as Ukraine. Once it was the granary of the USSR, now it is a victim of double, if not triple, standards. By the way, the port of Nikolaev also stores a cargo of seized ammonium nitrate in an amount exceeding the volume of the cargo that exploded in Beirut. More than 3 thousand tons. Considering how many psychos have divorced there since 2014, it really becomes scary.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 7 August 2020 09: 24
        +1
        They can jerk and this is already purposeful.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 7 August 2020 09: 43
        0
        Now the psychos know what to do. They themselves would never have thought of it.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 August 2020 07: 13
    +1
    To date, it is known about 130 dead, more than 5000 people were injured ... The Lebanese authorities estimate the economic damage from the explosion in Beirut at $ 15 billion
    Criminal negligence, carelessness and disregard for the possible consequences led to such a tragedy. It is clear that the perpetrators will be punished, but will the question be drawn from what happened? You can't fix the mentality.
  10. Dim61
    Dim61 7 August 2020 07: 36
    +3
    Quote: A. Privalov
    At the request of the Lebanese authorities, the Cypriot police interrogated a Russian citizen Igor Grechushkin, who owned a ship carrying saltpeter, which later exploded in the port of Beirut.

    I wonder what they want to hear from him? The cargo was confiscated from him along with the ship, for several years, since 2014, it lay in the warehouse, what questions are there for him now?
    1. Bashkirkhan
      Bashkirkhan 7 August 2020 07: 49
      +5
      None after the confiscation. The owner of the vessel is responsible for the cargo while on board. The cargo has been taken off - goodbye ...
      Not only was the ship under the flag of Moldova, so the cargo was coming from Georgia (Batumi)
      to African Mozambique.
      The captain went to the port of Beirut for repairs.
      Lebanese port authorities decided to cut the dough and find fault with
      violations on the ship. By a court decision, the cargo was confiscated - 2700 tons
      of nonlegmatized ammonium nitrate of Ukrainian production.
      (In Russia, ammonium nitrate is produced only phlegmatized - for safety.)
      This bomb lay in the port for SIX years and no one moved to remove it ..
      And then - the usual Middle Eastern carelessness - right up to hot work
      near the warehouse.
  11. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 7 August 2020 07: 39
    -2
    France has influence in Lebanon
  12. vavilon
    vavilon 7 August 2020 08: 37
    0
    But was there anyone else to detain after such an explosion !?) Most likely this is for the public.
  13. unhappy
    unhappy 7 August 2020 08: 38
    0
    It is bad that logistics for Syria will become more difficult due to the destruction of this port. So the problem is in fact blocked roads sad
  14. PValery53
    PValery53 7 August 2020 08: 39
    0
    How many innocent victims! - And huge material damage! - Condolences to Lebanon. It seems that BV is quite civilized. And there was no person who did not allow such a disaster. Probably they thought: saltpeter is a fertilizer, not an explosive ...
  15. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 7 August 2020 09: 15
    +3
    Saltpeter was not sold from the warehouse as ordinary confiscated goods, for the reason that to this day there was an injunction preventing Hezbollah from laying its paws on the pile of explosives / propellants for their missiles.

    The network expresses the opinion that under the guise of delivery to distant countries, a comedy was played with a leaky ship, an escaped crew, the owner's refusal, etc. to deliver the cargo to Hezbollah bypassing the international ban on the supply of such goods to organizations convicted of terror.
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 7 August 2020 09: 35
      +1
      Greetings, Mar Privalov.
      Quote: A. Privalov
      there was an injunction preventing Hezbollah from getting their paws on the pile of explosives / propellants for their missiles

      That is why they switched to NURS "Grad"? (sarcasm)
      Quote: A. Privalov
      a comedy was played with a leaky ship, escaped crew, refusal of the owner, etc.,

      Did the crew run? Cheyt I wonder. It seems that infa got in that two Russians and one Ukrainian from the ship's crew had already turned over on the arrested person for about six months. hi
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 7 August 2020 11: 05
        +2
        And to you, hello. Much has been said about the crew. However, what does it matter who they are and where are they from? Today, the charter of a vessel for one voyage and the same crew is a common thing.
        You know that I am a supporter of simple solutions, my opinion is that this whole tramp is nothing but a chain of accidents that led to a tragedy. The perpetrators will be found / appointed, but the dead cannot be returned, the damage is enormous, and I am very sorry for the people.
  16. DED_peer_DED
    DED_peer_DED 7 August 2020 13: 12
    0
    The first to say that the story about welding is nonsense was American President Trump. He said that he had a meeting with American generals, at which they called the explosion in Beirut an attack. “They seem to think it was an attack, some kind of bomb,” Trump said. According to the American leader, judging by the nature of the explosion, what happened in Beirut looked like an attack. The head of the United States said that the incident was not "some kind of industrial explosion." Well-known Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov spoke in more detail about what the American leader meant.

    “It should be noted that in the connected world of terrorists and special services ANFO (Ammonium Nitrate / Fuel Oil) - an explosive made from a mixture of ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel - ASDT - has been known for a long time. I will not give the exact ratio here, but the fact is that diesel fuel, to obtain high explosives, requires an order of magnitude less than saltpeter. An explosive reaction is provided by chemistry: NH4NO3 (AC) + CnH2n + 2 (DT) → N2 (nitrogen) + CO2 (carbon dioxide) + H2O (water). The story could not be simpler, but the trouble is that this explosive is blasting with low sensitivity, a seed explosion is needed to initiate it. You can't just tear this mixture, although stick around it with sparking electrodes of electric welding. Therefore, experts should seriously work on the spot to test the IED option. Although the force of the explosion was such that nothing remained at its epicenter. It remains to use only military gas analyzers and hopes for good luck in exploring the surroundings. One more point: "correct" ANFO is made from granulated nitrate, but on the territory of the former USSR it was crystalline and from this its explosive properties deteriorated significantly. Of course, you need to understand exactly what type of product was stored in the warehouse.

    There is, of course, an option with the explosive decomposition of nitrate directly in the warehouse, but experts consider it rather unlikely. Ammonium nitrate is highly hygroscopic, there is high humidity on the Mediterranean coast, and water absorption reduces explosive characteristics. On the other hand, witnesses claim that there were two explosions one after the other. Then the following is likely: the explosion of ammonium nitrate itself can be initiated when heated from the direct compression of the shock wave of another explosion. For liquid and solid ammonium nitrate, as well as for explosives, there is a minimum (critical) charge diameter, below which the initiation and propagation of detonation are impossible. It also depends on the size of the fertilizer particles, their density and moisture content. The critical diameter for ammonium nitrate varies widely depending on the specified conditions and is about 100 times larger than for typical explosives. That is why a very strong first explosion was needed, ”Leonkov said.

  17. ALEKSEY
    ALEKSEY 7 August 2020 13: 36
    0
    Everyone is hung up on the Beirut explosion. But around the same time there were explosions / fires in China (Wuhan), Iraq, North Korea, UAE, USA. Maybe these are all elements of one process?
  18. arhitroll
    arhitroll 9 August 2020 04: 56
    0
    The welder could not be detained ...