An explosion has rocked a gas depot near the Lebanese-Syrian border on Sunday evening in the village of al-Qasr, local media reported.
Local media reported that the explosion took place in warehouses belonging to a person from the al-Ubaid family inside Syrian territories.
#LEBANON #BREAKING received this video of a warehouse that supposedly exploded on the Lebanese Syrian borders (warehouse in Al Qasr village. We are told gas tanks are stored in that warehouse.— Luna Safwan - لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) January 3, 2021
Also; Israeli warplanes roaming at a very low altitude over Beirut. pic.twitter.com/3KhqDRL5AF
The explosion was located far from the Lebanese army checkpoint at al-Qasr. No casualties were reported among Lebanese army soldiers.
The Lebanese Red Cross reported that seven people were wounded due to the explosion and have been taken to nearby hospitals. One person is still missing.
The initial cause of the explosion is not yet known.