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Four inmates have tragically lost their lives, and several others are suffering from suffocation at Zahle Prison, a facility that currently houses 650 prisoners.
The fire, which broke out earlier today, is believed to have been ignited due to an inmate uprising, according to initial reports.
Emergency services, including ambulances from the Red Cross and Civil Defense, are on the scene.
They are actively transferring injured and affected individuals to the President Elias Governmental Hospital for immediate medical attention.
The situation is ongoing, and authorities are working diligently to control the fire and provide necessary medical care.
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