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Beirut explosion recalls chemical explosion disaster in Chiang Mai in 1999


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23 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

5,000 injured in Beirut against 100 Thais in Chiang Mai. 571 homes damaged in Chiang Mai, 300,000 homeless in Beirut. Good comparison.

Whilst the numbers will never compare.  I don't think the official figure included a number of Burmese workers.   

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10 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

You'd better contact the authorities and tell them, and how you know that.

From Time magazine "But the compound itself typically doesn’t detonate on its own and requires another ignition source. "

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4 minutes ago, tlandtday said:
10 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

You'd better contact the authorities and tell them, and how you know that.

From Time magazine "But the compound itself typically doesn’t detonate on its own and requires another ignition source. "

There have been reports of welders working close by. That would do it.

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1 hour ago, tlandtday said:

From Time magazine "But the compound itself typically doesn’t detonate on its own and requires another ignition source. "

In the video taken at Beirut you could see fires popping up in the building next door before the big bang. That was probably the ignition source.

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