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Powerful explosion thundered in Beirut

Source : 112 Ukraine

The explosion was due to the ignition of a gas tank near the bakery in the Tariq al-Jedid area
23:12, 9 October 2020

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A powerful explosion thundered in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon; it was followed by a shock wave, as The Daily Star reports.

According to the source, the explosion was due to the fire in a gas tank near a bakery in the Tariq al-Jedidah area. Now emergency services are evacuating citizens from houses that are near the explosion site.

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According to preliminary data, several people were injured. The dead have not yet been reported.

As we reported before, on August 4, the video of explosions in Beirut, the capital and the largest city of Lebanon, appeared on social media. The media reported that the number of deceased exceeded 100 people; 4,000 people were wounded. The surroundings of the city turned into ruins.

The number of those who lost their lives in the Beirut explosion now amounts to 157 people.

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