Explosion in south Lebanon kills 1, injures several

Security officers say at the least one individual become killed and 7 had been injured after an explosion demolished a constructing in southern Lebanon

SIDON, Lebanon — An explosion ripped thru a constructing in southern Lebanon early on Tuesday, killing one individual and wounding seven, a Lebanese safety authentic stated.

The blast withinside the metropolis of Banaafoul, close to the port metropolis of Sidon, demolished the two-ground constructing that had served as a municipality constructing and a scout middle for the Shiite Amal movement.

According to the safety authentic, the lifeless individual become the son of the metropolis’s mayor. It become now no longer straight away clean what induced the blast, which additionally brought about fabric harm to close by homes and cars.

The authentic stated the explosion may also were because of diesel gas saved in the constructing. The authentic spoke on circumstance of anonymity due to the fact he become now no longer legal to present authentic statements.

Other unconfirmed reviews stated the constructing contained a guns cache. Army employees sealed off the constructing as they searched thru the rubble for clues and casualties.

Late ultimate year, fingers saved for the Palestinian Hamas organization exploded in a constructing in a Palestinian refugee camp withinside the south Lebanon port metropolis of Tyre, injuring a dozen people. Hamas denied it had stored guns there and stated the explosion become because of oxygen tanks saved withinside the constructing.