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Beirut explosion seems a catastrophic ‘accident similar to 2001 Toulouse fertilizer factory blast,' detonations expert tells RT

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The massive blast that shook Beirut was likely caused by a fatal mishandling of hazardous materials, mirroring the explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant in France some two decades ago, a chemist and detonations expert told RT.
Tuesday's explosion tore through a port chemical depot and sent a towering fireball and mushroom cloud into the sky over Beirut, leaving more than 70 people dead and some 4,000 injured. Though US President Donald Trump has mused that the incident was an “attack” caused by “some kind of bomb,” Frolov - who heads the combustion and explosion department at the...
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Toll expected to rise in blast that shook Beirut, killing 78 and injuring thousands

Toll expected to rise in blast that shook Beirut, killing 78 and injuring thousands

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BEIRUT - Lebanese rescue workers dug through the rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 78 people and injuring nearly 4,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise.
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‘That Was Absolutely Atrocious': Maddow Blasts Trump For Spewing Lies About Beirut Explosion

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Shortly after Donald Trump blurted out his evidence-free theory on the Beirut explosion, his own defense officials contradicted him.
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Beirut Explosion: 'I Was Bloodied and Dazed. Beirut Strangers Treated Me Like a Friend.'

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In a land conditioned by calamity, people knew what to do, including helping wounded people they didn't know.
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Blasts Rock Beirut, Killing Dozens and Wounding Thousands

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The cause remained unclear hours later. But officials in the Lebanese capital said 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate had been stored in a depot at the center of the explosion.
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Trump says Beirut explosion seems to be ‘bomb of some kind,' cites generals

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday cast a massive explosion in Beirut as a possible attack, despite statements by Lebanese leaders that it was likely caused by highly explosive material that had been stored at warehouses in the capital for years.
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Trump says Beirut explosion 'looks like a terrible attack,' contradicting Lebanese officials who implied it was likely an accident

Trump says Beirut explosion 'looks like a terrible attack,' contradicting Lebanese officials who implied it was likely an accident

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President Donald Trump claimed a massive explosion that killed dozens and wounded thousands in Beirut on Tuesday was "an attack," contradicting Lebanese authorities who implied it appeared to be an accident.
"Looks like a terrible attack," Trump said, adding that his military advisers "seemed to feel" it was an attack.
Lebanese officials said the blast involved a large amount of ammonium nitrate that had been seized by the government several years ago and was being held at the site of the explosion.
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