Huge explosion in Beirut

muscl car

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That's a huge explosion and damaging shock wave , looks like a Munitions explosion . Reading the comments some say and speculate it was a Amonium nitrate fuel explosion
 
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Twisted_Metal

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Not enough white smoke for "fireworks", in my humble opinion.

That appeared to be a "detonation".
(Chemists know the difference, the media commonly misuses the terminology.)

Ammonium Nitrate, Nitroglycerin and various "plastic explosives" (Bomb Components) detonate.
Ammunition for firearms and components of fireworks generally explode.

It looked to be bigger than a terrorist "truck bomb".
It's very possible it was an industrial accident and not a deliberate bombing.

Either way.... That was a VERY destructive blast, preceded by what looked like a chemical fire. :eek:

They "lost contact" with the firefighters on the scene. :(

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biker

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It may have started with firecrackers, but that there 'splosion was the real deal. If it was ammonium nitrate, that was no accident.
 

muscl car

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It may have started with firecrackers, but that there 'splosion was the real deal. If it was ammonium nitrate, that was no accident.
As I mentioned after reading the comments in the video , some mention the color of the explosion as being red In color which indicates a ammonium nitrate explosion
 




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