The explosion in Beirut (now including the Tallboy in Poland)

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I'm still astonished that only 150 people were killed.

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Geoff:- I think everyone in Beirut said something like that (in Arabic of course)

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From The Times:

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Really shocking, i have been there a few times, 4 I think, so long ago, I think it must have been around 2002, I sold a 480 HP high pressure pump (1,00BAR) and a hydrodemolition robot to a French construction company who were building the corniche. At that time there was a lot of rebuilding going on repairing the damage from the civil war, and i must say I was very impressed by the quality of the work, a very beautiful city was emerging. In fact I loved the place, wonderful food, and Lebanese ladies must rate among the most beautiful in the world,

GTC, it could have been Arabic, French, or English depending on which community, or indeed all three, many Lebanese are trilingual.

Tony, it will surely be many more than 150, there must be many bodies still buried under collapsed buildings.

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 GJT #14 - ما كان اللعنة أن

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I'm sure you are right Geoff Biggrin

And I accept that any big city is polylingual, particularly amongst the international community, which before the civil wat was significant in Beirut.

Stephen

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It shouldn't have been there in the first place, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/new-york-times-reveals-origins-of-beirut-explosive-materials-637944

BTW there are a few tonnes of WW1 bombs buried in the North sea that could cause more than a few problems. 

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This Tallboy exploding in a canal in Poland reminded again of the threat posed by the Richard Montgomery. A Tallboy is minor compared to the shipload but the film does show how the water absorbs and spreads the blast.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-54533860

Stephen

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I watched that - two things the sprang to mind - lucky no one was injured / killed (wonder where the divers were when it went off). Secondly surprised not to see a load of dead fish after the explosion.