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UPDATED: Beirut hit by another tragedy

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Four people were killed and several more were wounded when a fuel tank exploded in a Beirut building on Friday, the Lebanese Red Cross said.

The explosion caused a large fire to break out in the building in the Tariq al-Jadida neighbourhood, a security source said.

One person was critically wounded, while several others were treated for smoke inhalation, the Red Cross and a hospital source said.

Internal Security Forces members stand guard at the site of a fuel tank explosion in the Tariq al-Jadida area in Beirut, Lebanon, 10 October 2020.EPA-EFE/NABIL MOUNZER
Children walk past the site of a fuel tank explosion in the Tariq al-Jadida area in Beirut, Lebanon, 10 October 2020. EPA-EFE/NABIL MOUNZER
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