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04 Aug 2020, 11:35 am

Boo, are you safe?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53656220

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Reports say the explosion was in the port area of the city, with unconfirmed reports of a second blast. It is not clear what caused them.

Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and extensive damage.


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04 Aug 2020, 11:54 am

That's disturbing :(



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04 Aug 2020, 12:13 pm

After watching the news, I was shocked. What was the cause of it?



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04 Aug 2020, 12:18 pm

Being Beirut you would assume it was terrorism (250 US Marines died in one bomb attack there in circa 1980).

But it could also just be an accident. Stupidity happens too. Even in terrorism zones.



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04 Aug 2020, 2:10 pm

Not terrorism according to Israeli and Lebanese sources. Hope Boo is okay. Israel has offered medical aid but I doubt it will be accepted.


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04 Aug 2020, 2:22 pm

If we are to trust official sources, it looks like negligence:

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Lebanon's Interior Minister Mohammed Fehmi said the huge explosions may have been caused by explosive materials that were stored at Beirut port.

General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim said: "It appears that there is a warehouse containing material that was confiscated years ago, and it appears that it was highly explosive material".

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-mid ... type=share

I hope Boo is safe.


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04 Aug 2020, 6:05 pm

I saw a few headlines talking about a "large explosion" earlier. This from our sensationalist media. Large explosion? That's the understatement of my life, this was so big even words like immense or colossal don't feel strong enough. I saw a tanker truck explode in an enormous ball of fire once, that doesn't even compare to this. Closest thing I can think to compare it to is a volcano blowing up. They heard it in Cyprus over 200KM away.



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04 Aug 2020, 6:06 pm

Sounds like an accident



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04 Aug 2020, 6:10 pm

The blast is chilling to watch. I really hope Boo wasn't nearby.



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04 Aug 2020, 6:23 pm

Heard about this in the news and literally my first thought was oh gosh I hope Boo's okay. Boo! :(



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04 Aug 2020, 6:37 pm

NPR. Radio here initially reported a few observers report a plane overflying the location , moments before the blast.
Have not seen this information anywhere else yet .

Later reported it was a storage depot of old chemicals that blew up, After having seen the video footage .
And the NPR. Report , looked like a initial explosion with several strong secondary explosions .
“Just Saying “that it looked like a precision bomb strike . On a munitions storage . Am open to any other opinion on the secondary and more , Explosions ?

Hoping boo is safely away from that area .


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04 Aug 2020, 6:40 pm

I hope Boo is okay.

On top of everything else that’s going on in Lebanon, this really wasn’t what the doctor ordered.



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04 Aug 2020, 6:54 pm

HOLY F**K, THAT'S MASSIVE. 8O

I hope Boo is OK too, really.


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04 Aug 2020, 6:58 pm

magz wrote:
Boo, are you safe?



i believe thefaceofboo posted after you created this thread

that is if the timestamps are correct


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04 Aug 2020, 7:03 pm

I've just checked too. He posted at 8:30am (BST) today and magz posted the article at 4pm yesterday.


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04 Aug 2020, 7:06 pm

smudge wrote:
I've just checked too. He posted at 8:30am (BST) today and magz posted the article at 4pm yesterday.


In my time zone it says he last posted at 3:34 am and magz posted the article 11:35 am. :?