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Large fire breaks out at oil facility in crisis-hit Lebanon

Firefighters have contained a large blaze at an oil facility in Lebanon, which is already in the grip of a severe energy crisis.

The fire erupted in a petrol tank at the Zahrani Oil Installation, 50km (30 miles) south of Beirut, sending a plume of black smoke into the sky.

No casualties have been reported.

The facility is close to one of Lebanon's two biggest power plants, which both had to shut down two days ago because of a shortage of fuel.


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