(ORDO NEWS) — The sky over Beirut has acquired a very strange color, which may indicate that a new danger awaits the residents of the city, resulting from an incredibly strong explosion that caused irreparable damage to the city.
On August 4, an incredibly powerful explosion occurred in one of the ports in Beirut, which is the capital of Lebanon. As a result, more than a hundred people died and a huge number were seriously injured. In addition, the explosion destroyed many houses. More than a quarter of a million people were left homeless.
Experts said that this explosion was the most powerful in the entire existence of Beirut. Its capacity was approximately 1000-1500 tons of TNT. As noted, this figure is about one-tenth the power of the atomic bomb that was dropped by the Americans on Hiroshima. It is worth noting that the explosion was so strong that aftershocks were felt even in Cyprus, which is located 160 kilometers from Lebanon.
At the same time, the people of Lebanon need to prepare for a new danger. On August 6, very early in the morning, the sky over Beirut turned a strange bright orange color. According to Nicholas Noe, residents of Beirut may be exposed to hazardous chemicals.
As the experts noted after the exploration of the explosion site, about 2,750 tons of saltpeter exploded in the port. As a result, hazardous toxic gases in huge quantities could be in the atmosphere. Most of all, ammonia and nitrogen oxides got into the air. If even a light rain falls in the near future, it will cause even more damage to the city, which will be extremely problematic to eliminate.
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