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Investigations Show That Beirut Explosion Was Caused By Welder.

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Beirut Explosion Caused By Welder

It has been claimed that the huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed over 100 people and injured more than 4,000, was caused by a welder at work.

 

Close to where the welder was working, there was “highly explosive sodium nitrate” confiscated from a ship by Lebanese authorities and placed in one of the warehouses located near the harbour. The ammonium nitrate – more than 2,750 tons – had been stored in the warehouse for six years.

 

Security sources in the country have claimed the welder sparked the initial fire that in turn ignited the chemicals, causing a blast that has been compared to a “nuclear bomb”.

 

Lebanon blast was caused by welder as death toll passes 100

 

The blast sent seismic shockwaves through the city on Tuesday evening, August 4, destroying buildings and shattering windows.

 

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Over 100 people died in the blast and more than 4,000 sustained varying degrees of injuries.

 

Lebanon blast was caused by welder as death toll passes 100

 

Many people are feared to still be trapped under the rubble, including those trapped inside their damaged homes.

 

As at this morning, smoke was still rising from the port, where a towering grain silo was shattered. Toxic gases were been reported in the aftermath along with strange orange clouds, with the US Embassy warning any Americans in Beirut to stay inside.

 

Lebanon blast was caused by welder as death toll passes 100

 

The chief of the Lebanese Red Cross said: “What we are observing is a huge devastation. There are fatalities and losses everywhere.”

 

(Ammonium nitrate) is primarily used as a stimulant but has also been connected to terror attacks after being used in homemade bombs.

 

General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said it had been confiscated years earlier, reportedly from a ship.

 

Lebanon blast was caused by welder as death toll passes 100

 

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has proclaimed a state of emergency in Beirut for fourteen days – and swore the “harshest punishments” for those accountable for causing the explosion.

 

Prime Minister Hassan Diab described the disaster as a “national catastrophe” and added that “those responsible will pay the price”.

 

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Lyricist and poet Rahat Indori dies at 70

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Lyricist and poet Rahat Indori dies at the age of 70.  Rahat Indori ji surrendered to cardiorespiratory arrest at 4:40 pm on August 11, 2020. He tested positive COVID-19 in ARDS, Renal Failure, T22 Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, old cad, left eye glaucoma. The well known Lyricit and poet was on ventilator support, medical authorities at the Indore hospital confirmed to indianexpress.com.

News portal ANI tweeted that the poet suffered from two heart attacks today and had 60 per cent pneumonia. “Urdu poet Rahat Indori died at the hospital. He suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for COVID-19. He had 60% pneumonia” reads the tweet. He had taken to Twitter Tuesday morning to share the news of being Covid-19 positive.

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He had further added that he was admitted in the hospital and concluded with a request to not speculate and wait for him to provide update regarding his health. Earlier this year, the poet’s words had transformed into a rallying cry as anti-CAA protests erupted across the country. The line, “Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai”, taken from ghazal ‘Agar khilaaf hain hone do” gave a voice and purpose to dissent.

“I wrote this ghazal some 30-35 years ago, though I don’t remember the precise year or the context during which it had been written.I have recited this ghazal at many mushaiaras and had even forgotten about it, but I don’t know what’s happened within the last three to four years that like a crop spring up again, these very words have spring up again.Now, wherever I go , people ask me to recite this however it’s unfortunate that it’s often taken as a sher by a Muslim. Yeh kisi ek mazhab ka sher nahi hai (these lines aren’t for any particular religion). They are for everyone,”

he had said while speaking to The Indian Express last year.

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Hezbollah Leader Warns Lebanon Leaders Against Blaming The Terrorist Group For Beirut Explosion That Has Killed 150 People

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Leader of Hezollah Terrorist group, Hasan Nasrallah,  has warned Lebanese officials not to hold the Shiite militia responsible for the massive blast at Beirut's port on Tuesday August 4.

Leader of Hezollah Terrorist group, Hasan Nasrallah,  has warned Lebanese officials not to hold the Shiite militia responsible for the massive blast at Beirut’s port on Tuesday August 4.

 

The huge explosion that wrecked large swaths of the city occurred on Tuesday after fire broke out from a stockpile of flammable ammonium nitrate that was left unattended to at Beirut’s port for more than six years.

 

Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan on Friday August 7, said that 154 people were killed in the explosions while than 5,000 residents were injured.

 

According to the minister, almost a quarter of those wounded required hospitalization.

Some Lebanese politicians believe Hezbollah was responsible for the blast as they believe Hezbollah’s presence in the country helped bring about the tragedy.

 

Hezbollah has a powerful place in Lebanon’s government and is widely believed to use the port facility for its own smuggling operations and more generally because it operates a parallel state outside official structures.

 

Nasrallah, in a televised address on Friday August 7, responded to growing calls that Hezbollah be held at least partly accountable.

 

According to Nasrallah, Hezbollah is strong enough to counter challenges from any faction, and shouldn’t be blamed.

 

Hezbollah leader warns Lebanon leaders against blaming the terrorist group for Beirut explosion that has killed 150 people

 

“If you want to start a battle against the resistance over this incident, you will get no results,” Nasrallah said, referring to Hezbollah in an address televised live by the movement’s Al-Manar TV station.

 

“The resistance, with its strength and patriotism, is greater and bigger and stronger than to be hit by those liars who want to push and provoke for civil war,” he added. “They will fail and they will always fail.”

 

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”The country needs time to heal. Afterward, we will discuss politics,” he said.

 

His comments come amidst mounting anger by Lebanese citizens at the negligence and corruption of Lebanese governments, which have included Hezbollah.

 

Lebanese Activists have called for demonstrations on Saturday August 8, to protest the government’s dysfunction widely blamed for the blast.

 

The slogan for the march would be: “They are the murderers,” referring to politicians.

 

Investigations are still underway into the cause of the blast, including what caused the fire that spread to the warehouse housing the ammonium nitrate.

 

Some Lebanese officials believe that Israel may have sought to target Hezbollah weapons at the port.

 

Lebanese President Michel Aoun, a Hezbollah ally, fueled those suspicions after telling local journalists at a briefing on Friday that the government has not ruled out an attack.

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Donald Trump’s Children Donald Jr And Tiffany Flout COVID-19 Guidelines As They Attend Boat Party To Support Their Father’s Re-election.

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US President Donald Trump's children, Donald Trump Jr, his sister, Tiffany Trump and Trump Jnr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle flouted Covid-19 guidelines as they participated in a 'Trumpilla' on Friday evening, August 7

US President Donald Trump’s children, Donald Trump Jr, his sister, Tiffany Trump and Trump Jnr’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle flouted Covid-19 guidelines as they participated in a ‘Trumpilla’ on Friday evening, August 7, an event where boat riders show their support for Trump’s re-election.

 

 

Tiffany, Trump Jr, Kimberly and all the participants didn’t wear any mask during the event, despite the high risk of COVID-19  which has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the US.

 

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The event which happened in the Hamptons, comes ahead of a potentially lucrative weekend of fundraising for Trump who is set to rake in $15 million in campaign cash on Saturday August 8,  in a series of fundraisers.

 

 

Trump Jr Seen wearing a blue swimsuit and white loose-fitting pants, Tiffany waved from the deck at the other participants in the ‘Trumpilla’.

 

 

After the gathering, the First Family were whisked away by a waiting fleet of SUVs, ahead of Saturday’s campaign.

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