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Lebanon Blast Was Caused By A Welder As Death Toll Passes 100

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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 harbor. 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.

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 head of Lebanon’s Red Cross said: “What we are witnessing is a huge catastrophe. There are victims and casualties everywhere.”

Ammonium nitrate is mainly used as a fertilizer but has also been linked 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

 

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has declared a state of emergency for Beirut for two weeks – and vowed the “harshest punishments” for those responsible for causing the explosion.

 

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

 

His wife and daughter were injured in the explosion after it damaged his residence at The Government Palace.

 

More photos below.

 

Lebanon blast was caused by welder as death toll passes 100

Lebanon blast was caused by welder as death toll passes 100

Lebanon blast was caused by welder as death toll passes 100

Lebanon blast was caused by welder as death toll passes 100

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Chats Of A Rude Lady Who Applied For A Job Goes Viral

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Social media is buzzing as a head of a company has exposed a chat of a lady who applied for a job.

In the viral chats, the lady named Mary had applied for an intern under web/graphic design but seems her attitude toward whoever texted her was bad.

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I Didn’t Condemned Tithing, I Just Don’t Believe In It : Prince Kofi Amoabeng Clarifies

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Co-Founder of collapsed UT Bank, Prince Kofi Amoabeng has finally clarified his controversial conviction about Christian tithing, says he didn’t condemn the act. He said he just doesn’t believe in it.

According to Mr. Amoabeng, although he doesn’t believe in tithing, he also does not condemn Christians who do believe in it and practice it.

He said his conviction is that every individual has his own way of building a relationship with God and if people choose to build their relationship with God through tightening, he never stands against it.

Mr. Kofi Amoabeng said he still believes God has blessed him enough that his blessings have also impacted the lives of many.

“God has loved me probably more than everybody. My life has been full, I mean he has lifted me amongst men and he’s used me to impact a lot of lives and I’m so proud and grateful about it. Unfortunately, people believe I don’t go to church and I don’t believe in God but I don’t care about it because it’s between me and my God, I don’t have to impress you about it, I don’t tell you how I relate to my God it’s up to me.” He said.

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Napoli To Rename The San Paolo Stadium After Late Diego Maradona

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Napoli are set to rename the San Paolo stadium after the late Diego Maradona.

The Argentina football legend, who was the manager of Argentinian club side Gimnasia passed away aged 60 on Wednesday, November 25th, after suffering a cardiac arrest in his home country.

During his time with the Italian side, Napoli, he won the Serie A title in 1987 and 1990, along with an Italian Cup in 1987 and a Uefa Cup in 1991 during a six-year stint in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, was the inspiration for Argentina’s World Cup success in Mexico in 1986, winning the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.

Napoli to rename the San Paolo stadium after late Diego Maradona

He also led the country to the final of the 1990 tournament in Italy although his international playing career ended in shame when he failed a drug test at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Speaking with French sports channel RMC Sport on Thursday, November 26, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said: “We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona’ after the Argentine legend, who scored 115 times in 259 appearances for the club.

“We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona,” De Laurentiis told French sports channel RMC Sport.

“We are already putting it together this morning, taking the first steps to dedicate Naples stadium to Maradona,” De Magistris said.

“Its a process but it will be a quick process, because when there is such a strong desire there’s nothing that will hold us up.”

The Mayor added: “We’re hoping to make it coincide with the resumption of games with fans.”

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