Two dozen folks have been killed and several other extra injured after a gasoline tanker erupted into flames in Lebanon’s northernmost Akkar area. Movies shared on-line present a large blaze raging on the scene.
— Mete Sohtaoğlu (@metesohtaoglu) August 15, 2021
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The Lebanese Pink Cross reported that medics have uncovered our bodies of 20 victims on the web site of the blast. Seven folks, injured as results of the explosion, have been taken to hospitals.
— Lebanese Pink Cross (@RedCrossLebanon) August 15, 2021
Twenty-two rescue squads have been dispatched to the scene of the explosion, which occurred on Sunday morning within the Tleil space of Akkar area.
Nation’s former prime minister Saad Hariri used the event to demand the resignation of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, drawing parallels between the Akkar explosion and the Beirut port catastrophe, which decreased the port and far of town to rubble on August 4, 2020.
“Akkar bloodbath not in contrast to the [Beirut] Port bloodbath. Might God have mercy on the martyrs and will they relaxation in peace,” Hariri tweeted, calling on all officers, chargeable for what he described as negligence, to resign.
“The lives and safety of the Lebanese are a precedence,” he added.
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The Beirut port explosion killed some 218 folks and injured about 7,500 extra, turning into one of the highly effective non-nuclear blasts in historical past. Marking the anniversary of the occasions, lots of of protesters hit the streets of town earlier this month, demanding that these chargeable for the tragedy be held accountable.
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