Lebanese capital experienced another catastrophe as a fuel tank exploded in a densely populated area, killing at least 4 people and injuring 20.
According to the international news agency, the blast took place as the tank caught fire in the Tariq-al-Jdide district.
TV footage showed flames leaping up buildings in the area’s narrow streets.
The cause of the incident has not been identified.
The blast resulted in panic in the city that killed 203 people in the port area in August.
Firefighters used ladders to scale the outside of apartment buildings to rescue residents from their balconies.
One woman tweeted, “The sound and our house shaking made us panic, and the whole street I live in started screaming. I had flashbacks.”
Happening beside my house now i can’t believe it pic.twitter.com/SRWep530j2
— Léa (@leaisokeh) October 9, 2020