Pelo menos 100 mortos nas explosões de Beirute
August 5, 2020 - Duas enormes explosões abalaram a capital do Líbano, Beirute, na terça-feira. As autoridades dizem que as explosões mataram pelo menos 100 pessoas e feriram mais de 4.000 – números que deverão aumentar já que há muitos desaparecidos.
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.