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Doha, 5 Aug - Federal state unitary enterprise RAMI "RIA Novosti". The chief of port Beyrut Hassan Koreytem disproved messages of mass media that in port near the blown-up hangar there was warehouse fireworkers. "There are no warehouses pyrotechnics", - Koreytem in interview to the Lebanese TV channel OTV told. He declared that saltpeter was stored in port according to the judgment, and the management of port knew about danger of stored substances, but did not think that they are dangerous in such degree. Earlier Lebanese TV channel LBCI reported that during meeting of the Supreme council on defense Lebanon on Tuesday after explosion as the version of the reason of an event was called...
Dokha, 5 August - RIA Novosti. The head of the port of Beirut, Hasan Koretem, denied media reports that a pyrotechnics warehouse was located in the port next to the exploded hangar. "There is no pyrotechnics warehouse there," Koreytem said in an interview with Lebanese OTV. He stated that saltpeter was stored in the port according to a court decision, and the port authorities knew about the danger of the stored substances, but did not think that they were dangerous to such an extent. Earlier, the Lebanese TV channel LBCI reported that during a meeting of the Supreme Council for the Defense of Lebanon on Tuesday after the explosion, improper storage of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in one of the hangars in the port of Beirut, confiscated in 2014 from a dry cargo ship owned by the Russian owner of a Cypriot company, was cited as the reason for the incident. Rhonus, who went to Africa, but was forced by a malfunction to enter the port of Beirut. Lebanese media noted that a pyrotechnics warehouse could also be located next to the hangar. A powerful explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut on Tuesday evening. According to authorities, the reason was improper storage of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, half of the city's buildings were damaged, and hospitals were overcrowded due to the large number of victims. The Lebanese government has announced a three-day mourning for the victims of the tragedy. According to the latest data, more than 100 people died and about 4 thousand were injured. Many people are still missing.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: buddha
The fireworks went first, then set off the ammonium nitrate.