It Always Starts With A Big Ka-Boom
ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND three others injured Thursday when a fireworks show went awry and blew up. The explosion triggered several fires in the cache as well as nearby vegetation.
The Beirut Fire Department had the fire contained in an hour.
The Beirut Daily Star reported:
Civil Defense and firetrucks rushed to the scene where hundreds of people had gathered for an event in commemoration of the 68th anniversary of Army Day.
Military bomb experts arrived at the site of the fire and suspected that a box containing fireworks may have been accidentally set ablaze, causing the explosion, the sources added.
"I was running by when I saw three fireworks go up and one came down and lit everything else on fire," said one person who was at the site of the fire, preferring to remain anonymous."Some other guys and I started moving the cars that were too close [to the fire]," he added.
The explosion was heard around Beirut and its suburbs.
"We heard a huge noise that shook the building and then we came down and saw all the fire," Zarour Martin, who lives in Gemmayzeh, told The Daily Star.
An amateur videographer captured the errant, flaming rocket and the resulting ka-boom that started it all:
Read the full story in The Daily Star HERE.
Thanks to Gnome Handler
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