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Beirut explosion
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:38:59 AM »
Dear god I hope this was an accident. So far the death toll is at least 78 but I'll be surprised if it's not in the hundreds. They say it was a couple of hundred tonnes of ammonium nitrate going up. I remember the damage that a 1.5 tonne fertilizer bomb would do during the Troubles and thinking that was big.

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 01:55:04 AM »
The Forensic Science laboratory in Newtownbreda, where Tesco is now, was one of the biggest, probably about 1.5 tonnes. That caused enormous damage around the dual carriageway there.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 09:06:31 AM »
The whole area was levelled, some of the before and after pics are scary.

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 09:29:21 AM »
The whole area was levelled, some of the before and after pics are scary.

There's a picture somewhere of the port area and there's still part of a grain silo still standing. It probably saved a whole lot more lives by deflecting the blast out to sea.

The footage of the blast is unreal.

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 09:57:24 AM »
Lebanon has already been suffering so badly this year with their banks on the brink of collapse, hyperinflation on the Lebanese Lira, and USD flowing out of the country. They need help so badly now. But it's very difficult to help Lebanon when one has to deal with such a fractured and corrupt political system.

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 10:02:59 AM »
You would be doing well to get the Isrealis to agree to any help into them anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 10:43:30 AM »
Dear god I hope this was an accident. So far the death toll is at least 78 but I'll be surprised if it's not in the hundreds. They say it was a couple of hundred tonnes of ammonium nitrate going up. I remember the damage that a 1.5 tonne fertilizer bomb would do during the Troubles and thinking that was big.

Think it was more like a couple of thousand tonnes - which is insane.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2020, 02:20:46 PM »
First thought is a Hezbollah munitions dump hit by Israelis of the back of last week.

I seen someone say on reddit it was the equivalent of 2750 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate but don't know how they verify that figure
https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/i3zhjx/the_oklahoma_city_bombing_top_picture_was_about/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

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Re: Beirut explosion
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 02:34:33 PM »
The Manchester Bombing by the IRA was roughly half the size of this explosion, if the 2750kg figure is accurate. Obviously without knowing the exact ins and outs of bomb making, I think it was the same stuff....created the same mushroom cloud etc.

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Re: Beirut explosion
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2020, 04:01:18 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 05:19:23 PM »
The Manchester Bombing by the IRA was roughly half the size of this explosion, if the 2750kg figure is accurate. Obviously without knowing the exact ins and outs of bomb making, I think it was the same stuff....created the same mushroom cloud etc.

Its reportedly 2750 tonnes or 279000kg not 2750kg which would make it roughly 200 times larger than the manchester bomb

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Re: Beirut explosion
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2020, 05:27:40 PM »
The Manchester Bombing by the IRA was roughly half the size of this explosion, if the 2750kg figure is accurate. Obviously without knowing the exact ins and outs of bomb making, I think it was the same stuff....created the same mushroom cloud etc.

Its reportedly 2750 tonnes or 279000kg not 2750kg which would make it roughly 200 times larger than the manchester bomb

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