Beirut explosions: What is ammonium nitrate? – KOKI FOX 23

In 1947, an explosion in Texas City, Texas, killed at least 581 people and injured more than 3,500 after two cargo ships carrying ammonium nitrate caught fire, the Times reported. In 2013, a fire intentionally set at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded, killing 15 people.

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