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- ‘External Interference Through Rocket, Bomb Or Other Act’ Possible Cause of Beirut Blast – Lebanon’s President
Lebanon’s president has not ruled out the possibility that a series of powerful explosions in the Port of Beirut were caused by a rocket or bomb. The authorities previously stated that the ammonium nitrate stash had detonated.
“The cause has not been determined yet. There is a possibility of external interference through a rocket or bomb or other act,” Aoun said, as cited by local media. Aoun said that the probe into the blast will check whether it was caused by “negligence or an accident,” or some type of external force. The president promised that everyone responsible for the explosions will be held accountable.
On Tuesday, two massive explosions rocked Beirut, killing at least 157 people. The powerful shockwave caused war-like devastation across several city blocks around the port area, displacing over 300,000 residents.
Speculation immediately arose online that Lebanon’s neighbor Israel or militant group Hezbollah could have been behind the blasts. However, both Tel Aviv and Hezbollah quickly denied any involvement.
This infrared video makes much more sense than ammonium nitrate on its own. Yes NH4NO3 is an oxidising agent and explosive under the right conditions, it is also very stable.
— Darren of Plymouth 🇬🇧 (@DarrenPlymouth) August 6, 2020
— Selami Haktan (Eng) (@slmhktn_eng) August 4, 2020