The misfortunes of the Lebanese people are getting worse and worse. Death is everywhere, and the minimum necessities of life are lacking. After the citizen was suffocated for days as a result of the fuel crisis, the disaster occurred in Akkar, due to monopoly and hoarding. The tragedy of the middle of the night in the Akkad hills brought to mind the inferno of the port, whose wound has not cooled until today, after a whole year.
The scene in Akkar this morning is tragic, with 28 casualties and about 80 wounded in the explosion of a petrol tank at night, according to the latest official toll of the Ministry of Public Health.
In the face of the acar disaster, Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan issued this morning an "call to evacuate the wounded outside Lebanon," announcing at the time that "22 victims and more than 79 injured were injured in the explosion of the petrol tank in Tallil."
The President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, also called for an extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Defense Council, this afternoon, at Baabda Palace, to discuss the repercussions of the explosion of the fuel depot in the town of Al-Talil in Akkar.
An army statement about the Akkar explosion
The Intelligence Directorate arrested the so-called R.A. The son of the owner of the plot of land where the fuel tank exploded on its date in the town of Al-Talil - Akkar, which led to a number of injuries among civilians and soldiers.
The Army Command - Orientation Directorate announced, in a statement, that "on August 15, 2021 at approximately two o'clock in the morning, a fuel tank exploded inside a plot of land used for storing peas in the town of Al-Talil - Akkar, which the army had confiscated to distribute what was inside it to the citizens, which led to There were a number of casualties among civilians and soldiers," he said, noting that "investigations were launched under the supervision of the competent judiciary to find out the circumstances of the explosion."
Al-Talil residents storm the house of the owner of the petrol depot
A state of intense anger prevails in the vicinity of the site of the explosion of the gasoline tank and at the entrances to the town of Al-Talil, amid threats from the people of the area about the necessity of burning the house of the owner of the site of the explosion, where the gasoline tank was found. The army members raided the house of the owner of the land where the fuel tank exploded, and the army intelligence arrested R.A., under investigation. The son of the owner of the plot of land where the fuel tank exploded on its date in the town of Al-Talil - Akkar, which led to a number of casualties among civilians and soldiers.
The people stormed the house of the owner of the land in the town of al-Talil, where there is no one around, and they smashed the vehicles in its vicinity and threw stones at its windows. The army tried to drive them away, followed by hit-and-run operations between the residents and the army in the vicinity of the house, amid the insistence of the residents to storm it.
The residents also set fire to a car and a truck parked in front of the house, amid the deployment of the army.