A Hezbollah-owned weapons cache in southern Lebanon exploded yesterday afternoon as a result of a “technical error”, Al Jazeera reports.
The explosion, according to local media outlets, killed at least four people and injured several others. Hezbollah, however, has denied claims the blast resulted in casualties.
Footage circulating on social media showed large clouds of smoke rising over a residential area. While, images showed the dark clouds hanging over a small cluster of buildings.
BREAKING: Massive Explosion Just Reported In Southern Lebanon!
Injuries reported. The explosion occurred in the town of Ain Qana. The cause of the explosion is currently unknown. Story developing… pic.twitter.com/HrcfTAkaaf
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Other users shared images and videos showing a decimated, smouldering wreckage, thought to be the site where the explosion took place. Any fire appeared to have been extinguished and locals were seen walking amongst the rubble.
The explosion took place in the southern Lebanese village of Ein Qana, approximately 50 kilometres south of the capital, Beirut, where many residents are still traumatised by the massive blast seven weeks ago.
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