LBCI Home Latest News Lebanon News On Saturday morning, a gas flask exploded in Achrafieh, Beirut, causing a total of 3 casualties. The explosion reportedly took place in a store, killing one person who was inside. It’s worth noting that the store has reportedly been out of service for months. Good morning #Lebanon – we slept to news of wildfires in the mountains and a fuel tank explosion in Beirut and woke up to news of a Gas Flask explosion in Ashrafiye causing 1 death. pic.twitter.com/ztOSLFGSCI— Luna Safwan – لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) October 10, 2020 The Civil Defense and Lebanese Red Cross responded to the incident, extinguishing the fire that ensued, and transporting the dead body and the two wounded. The building in which the explosion erupted sustained heavy damage, evident in pictures and videos shared on social media platforms. According to the secretary-general of the Lebanese Red Cross, Georges Kettaneh, the recorded injuries are among pedestrians who got hit by the shattered glass and are not severe. #الاشرفية اقفال الطريق المؤدي الى ساحة ساسين بعد الانفجار الذي وقع في متجر صباح اليوم وادى الى مقتل شخص كان متواجد داخل المتجر #لبنان pic.twitter.com/n93gmRsBH0— Larissa Aoun (@LarissaAounSky) October 10, 2020 The explosion comes hours after a larger one that shook Tariq el-Jedideh on Friday night, killing four people and injuring more than 50.