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Dr. Benjamin Kumbour, Minister of Defence, has ordered the immediate removal of the ammonium nitrate stored in aircraft hangars at the Air Force base in Takoradi.

The ammonium nitrate belongs to a private company.  The Insight drew attention to the dangers inherent in the storage of ammonium nitrate at the Air Force Base.

Indeed, under wrong conditions ammonium nitrate can explode like a nuclear bomb and cause thousands of deaths.

There are many reported cases from across the world of ammonium nitrate explosions which ravaged whole communities.

One of the worse industrial disasters in Texas in the United States of America was the direct result of ammonium nitrate explosion.

The Minister’s directive brings relief to residents of Takoradi and Air Force personnel who feared the worse.

It is still not certain how the Air Force granted permission to a private company to use its aircraft hangars to store ammonium nitrate.

Source: The Insight

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