Lebanon dey mourn afta one huge explosion inside di capital Beirut kill at least 100 pipo and injured more than 4,000 odas on Tuesday.
Di whole of Beirut city shake gbim-gbim-gbim sake of di blast, wey begin wit fire for di port wey later come explode into thick cloud.
President Michel Aoun say na 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate wey dem be store unsafely inside one warehouse for six years cause di Lebanon explosion in Beirut.
Wetin be ammonium nitrate?
Ammonium nitrate get a number of different uses, but di two most common na say dem dey use am as an agricultural fertiliser and as an explosive.
E dey highly explosive wen e come into contact wit fire – and wen e explode, ammonium nitrate fit release toxic gas including nitrogen oxides and ammonia gas.
- Dis na wetin Beirut look like today afta Lebanon explosion
- At least 70 pipo die and 2,700 injure afta explosion hit Lebanon capital Beirut
Because e dey so easy to catch fire alias flammable, e get strict rules on how to store ammonium nitrate safely – among di requirements na say di storage site needs to be thoroughly fire-proof, and notin like drains, pipes or oda channels in which ammonium nitrate fit build up, because e go create additional explosion palava alias hazard.
Tori be say dis 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate wey dem bin store unsafely inside one warehouse inside di port of Beirut, na pesin bin try to import am for 2014 but authorities impound am. Na dia dem begin investigate di mata, cari am go court. Di mata still dey for court before dis blast happun at about 15:00 GMT on Tuesday.
Ammonium nitrate: How dis chemical compound be
Common industrial chemical wey dem dey use as fertiliser in agriculture
Also na one of di main components in explosives wey dem dey use for mining
No be explosive on its own, e dey catch fire only under di right circumstances
Wen e explode, e fit can release toxic gases including nitrogen oxides and ammonia gas