2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, an ingredient in explosives, had been stored at the port for six years © Haytham Al Achkar/Getty Images
2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, an ingredient in explosives, had been stored at the port for six years © Haytham Al Achkar/Getty Images

Beirut blast 'will hit supply chains'

25 August 2020

The massive explosion in the Port of Beirut is likely to disrupt supply chains for construction and other recovery related materials, a business planning service has warned.

The blast on 4 August in a warehouse storing ammonium nitrate was preceded by a fire. It destroyed much of the port, killing at least 200 and injuring thousands.

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