Fire breaks out in Beirut near hospital

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In Beirut, there was a fire near St. Charles Hospital. This is reported on the Lebanese News and Updates page in Twitter Saturday, August 8th.

The Lebanese army and civil defense are involved in extinguishing the fire.

Photos posted on social media show a smoky area.

The REN TV channel published a video of the fire. The footage shows a crowd of people and the signals of cars are heard. Then, the video, taken from the car window, shows dark smoke coming from behind the buildings.

Eyewitnesses report that the fire engulfed several houses and an evacuation is underway.

Information about the victims was not received.

The explosion in the area of ​​the seaport in Beirut near the Lebanese naval base occurred on 4 August. According to the official version of the authorities, they detonated about 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, which the customs seized six years ago.

As a result, the facades of several buildings near the port collapsed, and residential buildings and offices were damaged. The building of the Russian Embassy in Lebanon was also damaged.

According to the latest data, the explosion killed 154 people, injured more than 5 thousand.

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