At least one person lost his life and seven more received injuries in an explosion that occurred early Tuesday in southern Lebanese port city of Sidon, local media reported without providing details on the cause of the incident.
Lebanon’s Newspaper, An-Nahar reported that the explosion occurred near the Bnaafoul’s municipality building and the blast caused serious material damage.
The reason behind the blast is not known yet, according to the newspaper, and no officials commented on the incident so far.
No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.
In 2020, more than 200 people were killed and about 6,500 wounded at Beirut’s port after a fire triggered the detonation of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a combustible chemical, that had been stored unsafely in a warehouse for almost six years.
The explosion has left Lebanon’s economy in tatters, and also western sanctions have worsened Lebanon’s deteriorating financial and political crisis.
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