Beirut explosion: former port worker says fireworks are stored in hangar | World news

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Dozens of bags of fireworks were stored in the same hangar as thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate at the Port of Beirut and may have been a deciding factor in igniting the explosive chemical compound that fueled the massive explosion from Tuesday, a former port worker and other sources told The Guardian.As angry Lebanese organize a major protest in central Beirut on Saturday, scrutiny has focused on how 2,750 tonnes of hazardous materials could have been stored so close to residential neighborhoods for years – despite repeated warnings from the risk that posed.

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