Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion
Heat up a tank of LPG until the tank lets go. The LPG will boil as the pressure is released and expand rapidly. It will then usually ignite causing a fireball.
You get: tank fragments, pressure wave and fireball.
Nice idea, but seriously doubt it would be accepted. I saw an article about the explosion on an Arab news site, not long after the news broke. In the comments section, the moon howlers were already suggesting that 'someone' outside of Lebanon was responsible and that as the explosion had a cloud, it was definitely a nuclear bomb. People were agreeing with the comments.Ah yes, but as above, likely to be turned down, so see what you can do, offer x hundred litres of whole blood, in refrigerated trucks, at this crossing point at this time, protection is Beirut responsibility. Do it publicly. When refused, shrug and say "well we offered." If accepted send volunteers, and if security appears at risk turn around and state publicly why. Take some reporters to live transmit it.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab called it a catastrophe and said those responsible must be held to account.
He spoke of a "dangerous warehouse" which had been there since 2014, but said he would not pre-empt the investigation.
I take it he will be looking all over Beirut for those responsible
"What's over there?"That tweet reads like the script for the opening scene of Casualty or London’s Burning.