Oh please be careful what you say. Every time I think things can't get worse.............they do, and we do have 5 months left!Beirut blast: Explosion rocks city injuring many https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-53656220
Some scary footage. Can this year get even worse?
More on the ship and its cargo in the NYT. The way it was handled seems irresponsible if not outright negligent.
Beirut explosion: How chemicals abandoned by a Russian businessman triggered a devastating blast felt in CyprusThe timer was ticking from six years ago, when 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate were taken from an impounded ship and stored in the port of Beirut. It was a massive bomb just waiting to go off; a disaster equivalent to an earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale. At least 100 are dead and...news.yahoo.com
Thought to be ammonium nitrate - similar to the explosions in West, Texas and Tianjin, China.
The entire Government of Lebanon has resigned.
President Michel Aoun accepted the resignation and asked Diab's government — formed in January with the backing of Iran's powerful Hezbollah group and its allies — to stay as a caretaker until a new cabinet is formed, a televised announcement said.www.cnbc.com
Obviously, though that was one of the objectives of the ongoing protest movement long before the explosion.Too little too late.