After Beirut blast, concerns over safety of 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate at Chennai port warehouse
Thursday, 6 August 2020 Concerns have been raised over nearly 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate lying in a Chennai warehouse. It is learnt that several containers of the explosive chemical were seized in 2015 since its importer, a private firm, had not secured relevant permission at the time.
Aerial footage shows the devastating impact of a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people in Lebanon’s capital Beirut.
Officials said the huge blast, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, also injured more than 4,000.
It has emerged that the chemical was stored unsafely in a...