The “Disaster in Beirut” hangs over a Ukrainian city… and a call to close the windows

Ammonium nitrate is often used as a nitrogen source for fertilizer production and can cause respiratory problems if large amounts are inhaled. Russia did not immediately comment on the report and it could not be verified, according to Reuters.

“We confirm that there is no direct threat to the lives of the residents of Sloviansk,” said the Sloviansk City Council, adding that the warehouse is located in the Kramatorsk region.

The outbreak of a fire in a huge shipment of ammonium nitrate stored in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, caused the largest “non-nuclear” explosion known to mankind, killing 218 people and injuring more than 7,500 and major losses in the Lebanese capital.

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