PortandTerminal.com, August 7, 2020
LOS ANGELES – The massive explosion in Beirut last Tuesday destroyed Lebanon’s largest port killing 154 people dead, injuring 5,000 and leaving 300,000 homeless. UNICEF estimates some 80,000 children have been displaced.
For now, the government has said the blast was the result of the detonation of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored unsafely at the port for six years. An investigation is underway