A view of the destruction at the site of the Beirut Port explosion on Wednesday, one day after the blast in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: EPA-EFE A view of the destruction at the site of the Beirut Port explosion on Wednesday, one day after the blast in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: EPA-EFE
A view of the destruction at the site of the Beirut Port explosion on Wednesday, one day after the blast in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Beirut disaster another reminder on dangers of explosive materials

  • Storing items such as ammonium nitrate close to city centres only invites tragedy, as we saw in Tianjin five years ago and now in Lebanon

A view of the destruction at the site of the Beirut Port explosion on Wednesday, one day after the blast in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: EPA-EFE A view of the destruction at the site of the Beirut Port explosion on Wednesday, one day after the blast in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: EPA-EFE
A view of the destruction at the site of the Beirut Port explosion on Wednesday, one day after the blast in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: EPA-EFE
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