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Al menos 100 muertes tras explosiones en Beirut

August 5, 2020 - Dos enormes explosiones sacudieron el martes Beirut, la capital de Líbano. Las autoridades dijeron que por lo menos 100 personas murieron y más de 4.000 sufrieron lesiones – cifras que aumentarán, según lo esperado.

Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts and videos of the blast suggest.

The scale of the damage – from the epicentre of the explosion at the port of Beirut to the windows blown out kilometers away – resembles other blasts involving the chemical compound commonly used as an agricultural fertiliser.

But the compound itself typically doesn’t detonate on its own and requires another ignition source. That likely came from a fire that engulfed what initially appeared to be fireworks that were stored at the port.

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PUBLISHED: 05/08/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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