The explosion that ripped through Beirut more than a month ago left death and destruction in its wake, killing nearly 200 people and injuring 6,000. But the investigation of the Aug. 4 blast is not yet over, and new discoveries about its potential origin as well as new signs of life have been revealed.
Thursday, Lebanese military discovered more than four tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical, near the port in Beirut, Fox News reports. The explosives were found in four containers after army experts were called in for an inspection.
The military also said army experts were "dealing with the material," a probable reference to it being destroyed, according to an army statement from the state news agency NNA.
Also on Thursday, Lebanese rescue workers reported signs of life in the rubble of a collapsed building in the Gemmayze area of the city, according to france24.com.
Rescue worker Eddy Bitar told reporters a team with a rescue dog detected movement. "These [signs of breathing and pulse] along with the temperature sensor mean there is a possibility of life," he told reporters.
French investigators along with the FBI are assisting in the blast investigation at the request of Lebanese authorities, who have detained 25 people to date, reports Fox News.
To contact us or to submit an article, click here.
Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.
Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!
- Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
- Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
- God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
- Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
- HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!
Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details