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Nearly 80 containers containing dangerous chemicals found in the port of Beirut

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Lebanese military specialists and their French colleagues found 79 containers containing dangerous chemicals in the port of Beirut, where a deadly explosion occurred earlier this month, the Lebanese army reports.

“During the period from August 14 to 22, 25 containers containing hydrochloric acid were found, as well as 54 containers containing other chemicals, the leak of which could be catastrophic,” the Lebanese army said on Monday in a report. communicated.

On August 4, the Lebanese capital was rocked by an explosion of exceptional power that sent shock waves miles from its epicenter in the port of Beirut. Entire neighborhoods adjacent to the port area have been destroyed.

The massive explosion, caused by improper storage of explosive ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut, caused massive destruction and left more than 170 dead and more than 40,000 injured. The Lebanese government declared a state of emergency in the capital and resigned less than a week later, following public anger that prompted thousands of protesters to take to the streets of Beirut.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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