Visualizing the Dangerous Ingredients and Circumstances of Beirut’s Massive Port Explosion

Screenshot, The New York Times

The New York Times crafted this brilliant, moment by moment visual explanation of the recent explosion that destroyed Beirut’s port.

“Late last year, a new security officer at the port of Beirut stumbled upon a broken door and a hole in the wall of a storage hangar. He peered inside and made a frightening discovery. Thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, a compound used in explosives, was spilling from torn bags…”

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