Fire at refugee settlement in West Bekaa kills eight

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A fire caused by a gas cylinder explosion killed or injured over 10 people, the majority of them children, in a Syrian refugee settlement near Ghazzeh in Western Bekaa Thursday. The state-run National News Agency cited the Civil Defense as saying that eight people were killed and four injured in the fire. Hady Mghammes, who works with the NGO Beyond Association and was on the scene, said the number of casualties could increase and that “over 30 tents” burned down.

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