Preliminary investigations into last week’s major explosion in Beirut suggest “gross negligence” in the surveillance of the ammonium nitrate storage facility, which detonated the port and much of the Lebanese capital, but it rules out any signs of a missile attack. or some other type of bombing, according to sources close to the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBCI) investigation, came out this Sunday.
Investigations have not yet determined whether the explosion was intentional or not, but they are already indicating serious negligence in the warehouse of 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, 24 tons of fireworks, kerosene, methylene and nitrogen.
Sources have told LBCI that ammonium nitrate alone does not pose such risks and that it was the combination with other chemicals in the environment that caused the disaster.
Investigations also revealed that three people were doing welding work in the camp and, according to the chain again quoted by Xinhua, were leaving after 5 p.m., about an hour before the explosions.