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Fuel Tank Blast in Lebanon Kills at Least 28 People

HeadlineAug 16, 2021

In Lebanon, at least 28 people were killed and dozens injured after a massive fuel tank exploded in the region of Akkar Sunday. Residents in the area had reportedly gathered to obtain gasoline that was being distributed by the army after it seized the tank to prevent it from being smuggled or sold on the black market. The cause of the explosion is still unknown. Lebanon’s catastrophic economic crisis has left most of the country without power as the government struggles to import enough fuel.

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