Four dead in Beirut fuel tank fire and blast

An explosion and a fuel tank fire in the Lebanese capital Friday killed four people and sparked panic in a city already ravaged by last month’s monster blast, the Lebanese Red Crross and rescuers said.The fire and blast struck the bustling district of Tariq al-Jdide, Lieutenant Ali Najm of the fire brigade told AFP.The state-run National News Agency said a fuel tank exploded, sparking a fire and causing casualties.More than 20 people were hurt, according toAl-Jadeed television, which ran footage showing flames leaping into the night sky.The immediate cause of the fire was not known.Several fir…

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