Clash & Gunfire Erupted At A Gas Station In Lebanon

Clash & Gunfire Erupted At A Gas Station In Lebanon
Xinhua/Bilal Jawich | Bintjbeil

A fight broke out between a group of people at a gas station in southern Lebanon on Thursday afternoon.

No injuries have been reported in relation to the incident, which involved gunfire.

The fight broke out after gas stations across Lebanon lifted their hoses amid a nationwide shortage of gasoline.

Stations that still had the gasoline at the time of the shortage had long lines of cars waiting to refuel.

Although Lebanon is no stranger to fuel shortages, particularly over the past few months, this episode appears to be particularly severe.

Several tankers loaded with fuel are currently docked in Lebanese waters, but they cannot unload due to the absence of the required approval by the Central Bank of Lebanon.

George Brax, a member of the Syndicate of Gas Station Owners, told the National News Agency on Wednesday that calls were ongoing to solve the problem.

“The crisis will not be solved before approval is given by the Banque du Liban,” Brax said, hoping that the matter would be resolved by Thursday.

Meanwhile, as the situation in Lebanon worsens, the country’s General Labor Union has declared a general strike in protest.

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