Fuel tanker explosion kills 20 people in Lebanon

Source : 112 Ukraine

The cause of the explosion that took place late on Saturday is not clear yet
08:34, 15 August 2021

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At least 20 people have been killed when a fuel truck exploded in Akkar in northern Lebanon. It was reported by Al Jazeera. 

The cause of the explosion that took place late on Saturday is not clear yet.

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"Our teams have transported 20 dead bodies and 79 injured from the fuel tanker explosion in #AKKAR to hospitals in the area," the Lebanese Red Cross said on Sunday.

Videos shared on social media showed a large fire at the blast site.

Lebanon is currently experiencing a severe fuel shortage and the past week has seen multiple incidents of tankers being hijacked.

Hospitals have warned that they are low on fuel and may be forced to shut down.

As we reported earlier, two more miners have died, injured in an explosion at Pokrovske, in the burn department of Kramatorsk city hospital, Donetsk region. This was announced by Ukrainian MP Mykhaylo Volynets on his Facebook.

"Two more miners who were at the site of the explosion at Pokrovske mine on July 31 died at night. The fight for the lives and health of five other victims continues in the hospitals of Pokrovsk and Kramatorsk," Volynets wrote.

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