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India: Tonnes of ammonium nitrate moved to Hyderabad

But environmentalists say no amount of the explosive chemical is safe when stored in large quantities.

Authorities in the south Indian city of Chennai have moved hundreds of tonnes of explosive chemical ammonium nitrate to Hyderabad.

That is after customs officers fast-tracked the process following last week’s massive explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

The chemical was stored in Chennai since it was confiscated upon arrival five years ago.

Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi, India.