Explosion shocks Lebanese capital | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

SourceThe Daily Tribune - News of Bahrain
SectorEconomy
CountryLebanon

A medical source later said that three children were hospitalised with burns. Firefighters quickly put out the flames and later using mobile-ladders evacuated people from buildings in the bustling district of Tariq al-Jdide, as Lebanese troops deployed to the area pushed back on lookers. Fire Brigade Lieutenant Ali Najm said there were a fire and explosion in a warehouse containing a fuel oil tank, adding the cause of the blast was still unknown. A security source said authorities arrested the owner who manages one of the many private generator services that supply residents with electricity when frequent power outages occur. Several fires have broken out at Beirut’s port since a cataclysmic August 4 explosion killed 203 people, injured at least 6,500 others and ravaged swathes of the capital. ...read more...