Four dead, several injured in Beirut fuel tank explosion


People that were trapped after a fuel tank exploded are being evacuated from a building in the al-Tariq al-Jadida neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - 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 neighborhood, 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.

(Reporting by Beirut bureau; writing by Raya Jalabi; editing by Chris Reese)

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