The explosion in the port of Beirut, according to preliminary information, occurred during welding work. This was reported by the TV channel LBC International on his Twitter page.
According to preliminary information, at one of the warehouses of the port was 2700 tons a confiscated nitrate.
“To avoid theft of the substance, the port staff decided to close up a small hole through which the attackers could break into the warehouse. At carrying out of welding works there was a detonation”, – stated in the message.
معلومات أولية تتحدث عن أمنية 2700 طن من مادة في المرفأ الامونيون المصادرة انفجرت أثناء عملية تلحيم لفتحة صغيرة لمنع السرقة
— LBCI Lebanon News (@LBCI_NEWS) August 4, 2020