Four dead, several injured in Beirut fuel tank explosion

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    Published: 2020-10-10 11:04:23 BdST

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Firefighters spray water at the site of a fuel tank explosion in the al-Tariq al-Jadida neighbourhood of Beirut, Lebanon October 9, 2020. REUTERS

Four people were killed and several more were wounded when a fuel tank exploded in a Beirut building on Friday, the Lebanese Red Cross said.

The explosion caused a large fire to break out in the building in the Tariq al-Jadida neighbourhood, a security source said.

One person was critically wounded, while several others were treated for smoke inhalation, the Red Cross and a hospital source said.