Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles welcome to the Voice of America's news words. In Lebanon, investigators are blaming ammonium nitrate, or a huge explosion after almost 30,000 tons of the chemical caught fire devastated. The chemical had been stored at a warehouse in the port of Beirut for six years. Explosions rocked the capital city with the power of an earthquake. Close to 200 people died and hundreds of thousands were left homeless. The people city and surrounding areas were devastated. If something is devastated, it is ruined or destroyed. If a person feels devastated, it means they are feeling shocked or overpowered.