A powerful explosion has occurred in the southern Lebanese village of Qana. Footage from the scene shows a large plume of smoke and dust emerging from the site of the blast, which reportedly hit a Hezbollah-owned property.
The explosion rocked the village on Tuesday, multiple videos emerging online show.
لا معلومات حتى الآن حول ما حدث في بلدة عين قانا الجنوبية. وسحب الدخان تغطي المنطقة. pic.twitter.com/JQsGCrrE95
— سحر حسين غدار (@sahar_ghaddar) September 22, 2020
According to preliminary reports, the explosion occurred near the village’s gas station and cemetery.
معلومات أولية انفجار محطة بنزين هام انفجار محطة المحروقات في عين قانا. 🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴 هيهات_منا_الذلة كل_بيت_عاشوراء 🏴 🏴🏴🏴🏴 pic.twitter.com/o5yInaVb3a
— sheeth ztrماحد يتفلسف بسقرط وبأفلط وبأرسط اكبرنيفة (@TitoZtr) September 22, 2020
The blast apparently occurred at a house owned by Hezbollah, local media reported. The group has set up a security cordon around the explosion site.
Imagery from the scene suggests the explosion caused heavy damage to buildings nearby.
Several people were injured by the blast, Reuters is reporting, citing security sources. Exact figures were not immediately available.
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