Fire in landmark building in central Beirut put out

Fire in landmark building in central Beirut put out: report

Firefighters in Lebanon's capital said Tuesday they put out a fire at a building under construction, in what was the third blaze to hit the city since a massive explosion at the port.

The blast killed 190 people and devastated a large portion of the city.

Civil defense teams extinguished the fire, civil defense official George Abou Moussa told Xinhua, adding that the reason behind the incident is still unknown.

According to media, the landmark building, engulfed in flames, had been designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

According to local media reports, the fire erupted near the entrance of the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center, also known as BIEL, which hosts conferences and other cultural events. The causes of the fires are unclear.

Beirut's residents are still shaken by the fire that led to a massive blast on August 4, killing almost 200, injuring 6,500 and causing damage worth billions of dollars. It followed a fire that ignited almost 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the port for six years.

The explosion led to the government's resignation six days later. So far, authorities have been unable to provide answers about the explosion, and there has been no accountability for it.



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