Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Tuesday that 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate present in a container in Beirut port caused the huge explosion that left 73 dead and 3700 wounded at least.
"It is unacceptable that there would be a shipment of ammonium nitrate estimated at 2750 tons that has been present for six years in a warehouse without taking preventive measures," a spokesman for the Supreme Council of Defense quoted Diab as saying during an emergency session of the council. ".

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