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Lebanon’s prime minister-designate emphasizes gov’t urgency

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate emphasizes gov’t urgency

Beirut, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati urged to form a government to save the country, following the blast occurred in the last few hours in the northern region of Akkar, local media highlighted on Monday.
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Mikati referred to that emergency during a speech motivated by the gasoline tank explosion that killed 28 people and injured dozens.

Thousands of ill-gotten gallons of fuel exploded in the town of al-Tleil, in Akkar, to spread more pain across the country.

Al-Tleil is about four kilometers from the Syrian border and became an illegal hydrocarbon deposit to smuggle into the neighboring country, where prices are much higher.

Unconfirmed rumors state that the son of the owner of the land, where the tragedy occurred, fired at the fuel tank and caused the detonation.


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