Containers of ammonium nitrate being shifted from Chennai

Updated:1 month, 2 weeks ago

Chennai, Aug 09 (ANI): Over 690 tonnes of ammonium nitrate containers placed at Chennai Manali Sattva container freight station are now in spotlight after the massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut earlier this week. Containers loaded with over 180 tons of ammonium nitrate is being to Hyderabad to a (a private company after it was auctioned). As many as 10 container containing ammonium nitrate left from the freight station. Earlier this week, a pair of explosions due to ammonium nitrate in Lebanon’s Beirut caused a widespread damage which left over 150 dead and more than 5,000 injured. 2,750-ton stockpile of ammonium nitrate was stored nearby in the city. Ammonium nitrate is a highly explosive chemical often used a fertilizer.

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