Explosion at fuel depot in Beirut kills four people

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Explosion at fuel depot in Beirut kills four people

An explosion thundered at a warehouse with fuels and lubricants in the densely populated Tariq Jadida neighborhood in Beirut, killing four people, the Lebanese … RIA Novosti, 09.10.

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BEIRUT, Oct 9 – RIA Novosti. An explosion thundered at a warehouse with fuel and lubricants in the densely populated Tariq Jadid neighborhood in Beirut, killing four people, Lebanese Red Cross reported. Lebanese Al-Jadid TV reported that more than 50 people were injured. warehouse, its owner kept diesel fuel for an electric generator there. According to other sources, there were cans with gasoline and a tank with fuel oil. Specialists are checking this information. Firefighters and medics are working at the scene. Civil defense personnel are conducting a search and rescue operation. Local residents were evacuated from the warehouse and from neighboring structures. The cause of the explosion has not yet been established. On 4 August, a powerful explosion took place in the Lebanese capital near the port. It was caused by the detonation of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, confiscated by customs in 2014 and stored in a warehouse. The explosion killed 190 people, more than 6,000 were injured, and a state of emergency was introduced in the city until September 19. After that, anti-government rallies were held in Beirut, as a result of which Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diyab announced the resignation of his government in full.

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RIA Novosti correspondent at the site of the new Beirut explosion, which thundered right in a residential area. The fire has already been localized, all residents have been evacuated. Two hours after the explosion, rescuers managed to rescue a one-year-old girl from the rubble of one of the apartments, she is alive.

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BEIRUT, Oct 9 – RIA Novosti. A fuel and lubricants warehouse in the densely populated Tariq Jadida neighborhood in Beirut exploded, killing four people, the Lebanese Red Cross reported.

More than 50 people were injured, according to the Lebanese Al-Jadid TV channel.

According to the residents of the building where the warehouse was located, its owner kept diesel fuel there for an electric generator. According to other sources, there were cans with gasoline and a tank with fuel oil. Experts verify this information.

Firefighters and medics are working at the scene.

Civil defense personnel conduct a search and rescue operation. Local residents were evacuated from the warehouse building and from neighboring structures.

The reasons for the explosion have not yet been established.

On 4 August, a powerful explosion took place in the Lebanese capital near the port. It was caused by the detonation of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, confiscated by customs in 2014 and stored in a warehouse.

As a result of the explosion, 190 people were killed, more than six thousand were injured, the state of emergency was introduced in the city until September 19. After that, anti-government rallies were held in Beirut, as a result of which Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diyab announced the resignation of his government in full.

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In Beirut, a month after the explosion, a heartbeat was “heard” under the rubble

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