The Lebanese authorities announced the version of the explosion in the capital

Власти Ливана озвучили версию взрыва в столице

Sdetonirovala in the port of Beirut 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate equal to 1,800 tons of TNT. The fire in the barn started because of sparks.

The Council’s defence of Lebanon has lodged an official version of the emergency situation that occurred in the port of the capital. On Wednesday, August 5, said channel LBCI.

The explosion at the port has occurred during welding in a hangar, and 2014 kept the confiscated nitrate Amon, as indicated by the country’s defense Ministry.

Because the master had repaired the broken door, sparks erupted explosives detonated as a result of 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate – the equivalent to 1,800 tons of TNT.