Beirut Blast: Yesterday’s massive explosion completely shook Beirut. It has caused a lot of damage to the city and people. It will take months to live a normal life for those who have lost their loved ones, those who have been injured, and whose homes have suffered extensive damage.
The cause of explosion: Ammonium nitrate was stored improperly in warehouse
“Fact-checkers conclude Beirut explosion was not nuclear blast and Lebanon cites ammonium nitrate stored in the warehouse as the cause”.Source: Lead stories
There has been much speculation about the cause of the blast, and some initial claims suggest improperly stored explosive material, but nothing has yet been confirmed.
Beirut is the capital of Lebanon
Beirut is the largest city in Lebanon. According to the 2007 population census it had slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million population. Lebanon, one of the world’s most heavily indebted states, is grappling with a stagnant economy and strains in its financial system stemming from a slowdown in capital inflows. (Reuters)
Beirut Blast Main highlights
- On Tuesday, at around 6:07 p.m, a huge blast destroyed the entire Beirut city.
- Although the exact cause of the explosion is not clear Ammonium nitrate is considered a key factor behind this explosion.
- 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate had been stored at a warehouse in Beirut in an unsafe manner for six years that exploded.
- More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured.
- The blast was with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.
- Two-week state emergency is going to be declared as discussed in the cabinet meeting.
- There will be an official three days period of mourning in the country.
- The secretary-general of the Kataeb political party, Nizar Najarian, was killed in the blast.
- Health Minister Hamad Hasan told that there are many people who are missing until now.
- Emergency teams doing their best to help the wounded people.
According to Lebanon’s National News Agency, the explosion on Tuesday happened by a fire at a warehouse at Beirut’s port. Two massive blasts happened in Beirut. The first was not of that much force in comparison to the second blast still it overturned vehicles, damaged the buildings. The second blast though was of much force than the former blast and it blew out the glasses from the windows of the buildings. Also, it was so fierce that it collapsed buildings all around.
Beirut Blast Updates: Lebanon’s interior minister Mohammed Fahmi said it was apparently caused by ammonium nitrate stored in the building. The tremors were also felt in Cyprus, where people felt as if an earthquake had occurred. While Cyprus has located 240 km from Beirut.
Several authorities have offered help to the people of Lebanon in this critical time.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered help to Lebanon. In her tweet, she wished a speedy recovery for the injured people. Also, mentioned that their thoughts are with those who have lost love ones.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also showed their support to the people of Lebanon in his tweet. He mentioned in his tweet:
“Terrible scenes out of Beirut after a major explosion. Our hearts go out to those caught up in this tragedy and to our Australian Lebanese community waiting to hear from their loved ones. Australia stands ready to provide their support, including to any Australians affected”.
President Trump mentioned this as Terrible Attack believing that it has not happened mistakenly but is a deliberate act against Lebanon city that has seen civil war, suicide bombings, and bombardment by Israel.
Prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted and was shocked at this incident. He further mentioned that:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured.”
After this catastrophe, Beirut’s governor, Marwan Abboud, broke into tears and said that “Beirut is a devastated city.”
What Ammonium Nitrate is used for?
Ammonium Nitrate is used as a fertilizer. Also, it is used to make explosives in the industries. It is mainly used for mining explosives. When it is mixed with fuel oil, it becomes very dangerous. The Oklahoma bombing in 1995 involved 3-4 tonnes of this material.
Devastation, is the indication of not worshipping right
Beirut is a country where people are struggling with nuclear attacks, economic downturns, and plight from years. This happens when people neither have devotion to the real God nor try to find him. Those who do Devotion to the True God, God saves them from every sorrow. God either comes to the earth himself or sends his Saint.
At this time, the only true Saint present on the whole earth who has come to introduce mankind to the Supreme God Kabir and to do our welfare is Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji has told through discourses that if anyone of my beloved devotees lives in any city and would be doing devotion to Kabir Ji, then I would protect him myself.