Chinanews, August 5th. According to the Russian satellite network citing a report from Lebanese OTV television, a source in the Lebanese intelligence agency said that the Lebanese National Security Agency launched an investigation over the presence of large amounts of ammonium nitrate in Beirut port five months ago.
At around 6 pm on August 4, local time, a huge explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Many houses were damaged, glass was shattered, and pink mushroom clouds and thick smoke rose in the sky.
The TV station reported that: “Five months ago, the national security agency requested an investigation into the explosives in the warehouse No. 12 of Beirut Port.” The investigation determined that the substance in the warehouse was extremely dangerous.
According to sources, these explosives were abandoned by the owner due to huge debts several years ago.
On the evening of August 4, local time, a violent explosion occurred in the Beirut port area. A large number of buildings in the city were damaged, and the hospital was overcrowded with a large number of injured people. According to the latest data from the Lebanese Ministry of Health, more than 4,000 people were injured and 78 people died. According to the Ministry of the Interior, the exact cause of the explosion needs to be ascertained.