Reply To: Big Boom Beirut.

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BBC is saying that it is 2750 tonnes of ammioum nitrate – link.

President Michel Aoun said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had been stored unsafely in a warehouse for six years.

Backs up the fertisilier comment made earlier.

Tianjin is thought to have been caused by firefighters at an adjacent fire mistakenly spraying water over calcium carbide containers.

Seem to recall a major fire in Bradford that this was the same case. – I was mistaken – that was AZDN.