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Two dead, several injured after explosion in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut

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At least two people were killed and several injured late Friday after an explosion in Beirut’s Tariq al-Jadideh, the Lebanese Red Cross said.

“Two bodies and a number of injured were transferred to the Maqassed Hospital after a fuel oil storage container exploded,” Red Cross Secretary-General George Kettaneh told the state-run National News Agency.

Videos on social media showed flames ripping through a small alley in what has been said to be Tariq al-Jadideh.

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Last Update: Friday, 09 October 2020 KSA 22:15 – GMT 19:15