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The explosion in the port of Beirut tied with the Russians

by alex

Взрыв в порту Бейрута связали с россиянами

The cargo of ammonium nitrate, allegedly became the reason of powerful explosion in the Lebanese Beirut, was confiscated from the ship Rhosus, which belonged to the native of Khabarovsk, Igor Grechushkina. About the connection of the incident with the Russian told a local TV channel LBCI.

The ship was carrying nitrate from Batumi to Mozambique, but made an unscheduled stop in Lebanon due to technical problems. After checking the port authorities forbade him to return to the sea. It is reported that Grechushkin became bankrupt and actually threw the crew — sailors from Russia and Ukraine had about a year to be in Beirut.

The portal Maritime Traffic records the last location of Rhosus just in the port of Beirut, not far from the place where the explosion occurred.

According to REN TV, Grechushkin now lives in Cyprus. Canal also published, appeared in his possession a picture of a man.

A powerful explosion occurred in the port area on the evening of 4 August. The damage done to the many quarters of the city, including the blast were hurt, the Embassy of Russia. According to the latest data, injured more than 4 thousand people. Found the bodies of more than a hundred victims.

In law enforcement bodies of Lebanon said that the explosion happened at the time of welding. The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab said that the explosion occurred due to storage in a warehouse in the seaport capital of 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate for six years. When this volatile substance was there no preventive measures and threatened the security of citizens, said Diyab.

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