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.
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.
The explosion comes hours after a larger one that shook Tariq el-Jedideh on Friday night, killing four people and injuring more than 50.
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