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Massive fire, explosions rock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

A large fire, followed by multiple explosions, has erupted at a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon. The incident was reportedly centered at a weaponry stockpile allegedly belonging to the Hamas militant group.
The fire erupted at the Burj el-Shemali camp located just outside the southern Lebanese city of Tyre late on Friday. The camp is the second-largest settlement of 12 Palestinian refugee camps scattered across the country.

Unverified footage from the scene circulating online shows a building engulfed in flames, with a subsequent explosion sending a massive mushroom-shaped plume of smoke into the air. The shockwave apparently broke windows in buildings nearby as well.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="ar" dir="rtl">أنفجار مستودع أسلحة في مخيم البرج الشمالي في صور <a href="https://t.co/ctfdbjHLsD">pic.twitter.com/ctfdbjHLsD</a></p>&mdash; Von Justav (@Von3Juv3VJSH31) <a href="https://twitter.com/Von3Juv3VJSH31/status/1469389984138502157?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 10, 2021</a></blockquote>  

Several smaller explosions were also heard during the blaze, another video from the scene purports to show.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="ar" dir="rtl"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%AC%D9%84?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#عاجل</a>|| إنفجار كبير في مخيم البرج الشمالي للاجئين الفلسطينيين من <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#لبنان</a>، الله يلطف بأهلنا هناك.. <a href="https://t.co/BrOoyJYDng">pic.twitter.com/BrOoyJYDng</a></p>&mdash; أدهم أبو سلمية #فلسطين 🇵🇸 (@adham922) <a href="https://twitter.com/adham922/status/1469390623153213441?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 10, 2021</a></blockquote>  

The fire prompted an evacuation of nearby buildings, with multiple emergency crew deployed to battle the flames.

The building affected was reportedly housing a weaponry depot, run by Hamas. Several people were killed and injured as a result of the incident, the state-funded National News Agency reported, without giving an exact tally.
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from RT – Daily news

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