20 people dead, 79 injured in fuel tank explosion in northern Lebanon
Lebanese army soldiers and Red Cross members are seen near the site of a fuel tanker explosion in Akkar in northern Lebanon, on August 15, 2021. (Photo by Reuters)
The Lebanese Red Cross says at least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured when a fuel truck exploded in the northern region of Akkar.
“Our teams have transported 20 dead bodies and more than 7 injured from the fuel tanker explosion in Akkar to hospitals in the area,” the humanitarian organization wrote in an English post published on its official Twitter page on Sunday.
It later updated the number of injured to 79 and said its teams were still searching the scene.