KOMPAS.com – Popular news from global channels from Friday (7/8/2020) to Saturday (8/8/2020) is still dominated by news about the development of the explosion case in the Port of Beirut. Lebanon.
Starting from the mystery of ammonium nitrate, a colonel who died after asking for the chemical to be removed from the port, satellite images that capture the current conditions of Beirut port to the response of Lebanese citizens to meet French President Emmanuel Macron.
Not to forget, there is also a story from the former ship captain Rhosus, which carried 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate to the Port of Beirut, which finally exploded last Tuesday.
In full we present the following global popular.
1. After asking for the ammonium nitrate to be removed, this colonel died mysteriously
A Lebanese official died under mysterious circumstances in 2017 after requesting 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate to be removed from the Port of Beirut in 2013, according to documents shared by Lebanese media Thursday.
Colonel Joseph Skaf, head of the drug control division at Lebanese Customs in 2013, wrote,
“We inform you that this division received information about the arrival of the Rhosus ship at the Port of Beirut. The ship contains ammonium nitrate which is used as an explosive, is very dangerous and poses a threat to the safety of the community.”
What is the cause of Colonel Skaf’s death? Read more here.
2. Before and After Photos Lebanon explosion: Cruise Ship Overturned, Pier Destroyed
The devastating explosion in Beirut harbor side warehouses created shock waves that destroyed parts of the Lebanese capital, tore down waterfront buildings, and caused widespread damage.
At least 137 people were killed and about 5,000 injured. Satellite and aerial images show tremendous physical damage in the Lebanese capital Beirut, which was previously more accustomed to such scenes as a result of war than accidents.
What was the difference before and after the explosion at the Port of Beirut, Lebanon? Access the news here.
3. Visit the Location of the Big Bang in Lebanon, the President of France is the Target of Emotions from the Citizen
Two days after the big explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the crime scene and was the target of the Lebanese people’s emotions.
Report that was launched Associated Press Thursday (6/8/2020), for many Lebanese society, the massive explosion centered on the port of Beirut on Tuesday (4/8/2020) was the final blow after years of corruption problems and mismanagement by elites politics in power for decades.
Meanwhile, it is known that France once ruled Lebanon as a protectorate and maintains close ties to this day.
What is the response of the Lebanese to French President Emmanuel Macron? Read more here.
4. The former captain of the Rhosus ship carrying 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was shocked by the explosion in Lebanon
Boris Prokoshev, a former ship captain who is currently retiring in a village in Russia, was shocked when he received an email one morning.
Boris woke up to find an email saying that the ship he had been taking to Beirut containing ammonium nitrate had exploded violently in the capital.
Boris said he was surprised and surprised. “I don’t know anything,” he was quoted as saying The Associated Press on Thursday (6/8/2020) from Verkhnee Buu, 1,300 kilometers from North Moscow.
The email came from a journalist, he said, with the subject of the letter ‘MV Rhosus’ which is the name of the ship he was carrying and he did not get paid for carrying the ship.
“I opened my email box and saw a letter about Rhosus, I thought they might send me a fee,” he said.
What did Boris Prokoshev say in his interview? Listen here.