Monday, May 21, 2007

Breaking News: Massive Explosion hits Aschrafieh (Updated!)

Reports are coming in of a massive explosion in a predominnatly Christian quarter of Lebanon's capital, Beirut. The explosion is reported to have been caused by a bomb placed under a car, parked between the Mar Mitri church and the southern entrance to the ABC shopping center. It went off at approximately 11:50 pm, Sunday night, and contained no less than 15 kg of explosives. Witnesses described a dark plume of smoke over the area.

So far one woman (63) is reported dead while ten others have been injured. A fire burning through the dense area is reportedly being brought under control. Security and Civil Defence units have moved to the area.

The Reuters news agency is reporting that "the woman was killed when the wall of her house, next to the mall, collapsed on top of her."

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:29 AM

    here you go
    the freaking syrians and their lebanese allies trying to block the international tribunal, from tripoli to Ashrafieh.

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  2. Arabic Coffe Pot6:16 AM

    Fathi Yakan said he was in Syria on behalf of the Army, to broker an agreement for ceasefire.

    The army denied his statements.

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