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Explosion in Beiruit

sj (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 17:45

On the BBC here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-53656220
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but the clips from here are astonishing:
http://mobile.twitter.com/ashish_nishuu/status/1290680566749081600?s=21
Especially the second one. Like the scene from T2!

Fireworks?....

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 22:11

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sj says...
"Fireworks?.... "

I think it was a stockpile of ammonium nitrate in a warehouse that was on fire. Lots of people dead and injured. 😞


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Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 02:46

Reminds me of the Tianjin explosion a few years ago. Seems the cause was the same, too.



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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 14:32

Hi res images of before and after

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RE: Explosion in Beiruit

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 20:27

Rumour mills abound that a large stockpile of fireworks may have been part of the cause, but that's probably from the same rumour mill that threw 'nuclear' around yesterday

To give a sense of scale, someone made a couple of overlays of the scope of the explosion & shockwave had the blast happened in London or New York. Long story short, we'd be looking for a new government, royal family, & capital city





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sj (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 20:59

I posted the thread almost minutes after and long before they knew what it was and fireworks were being given as a credible explanation. I still wasn't onboard with it but lots of the initial footage suggested some sort of firework activity in there.
Long confirmed to be ammonium nitrate and there will be numerous people blamed and scapegoats. Plenty of similar incidents around the world it seems....

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RE: Explosion in Beiruit

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Thursday, 6th August 2020, 08:01

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Pete-MK says...
"To give a sense of scale, someone made a couple of overlays of the scope of the explosion & shockwave had the blast happened in London or New York. Long story short, we'd be looking for a new government, royal family, & capital city"

It would appear that those comparisons are not as accurate as you might think, being out by a large proportion.

https://twitter.com/DrEddieBradley/status/1291029291527016449

https://twitter.com/JoannaMerson/status/1291095463119056896

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This item was edited on Thursday, 6th August 2020, 08:05

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 6th August 2020, 17:47

Interesting round up of facts by the NY times

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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 6th August 2020, 18:59

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Si Wooldridge says...
"It would appear that those comparisons are not as accurate as you might think, being out by a large proportion."

Thanks for the check, I had a feeling they were a touch off, but I'm on holiday on my low-powered lappy so couldn't do the usual in-depth research myself


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Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Thursday, 6th August 2020, 19:31

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Pete-MK says...
"Thanks for the check, I had a feeling they were a touch off, but I'm on holiday on my low-powered lappy so couldn't do the usual in-depth research myself"

No worries, still large so not to be sniffed at...

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