The site of the fuel tanker explosion in the city Al-Tleil in Akkar, Lebanon- Press photo released by the Lebanese Civil Defense General Directorate.
CAIRO - 15 August 2021: Egypt is preparing for sending urgent medical aid to Lebanon as soon as possible after the disaster of the fuel tanker explosion, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement.
Egypt expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the Lebanese people and the families of the victims, affirming its full support and calling for the formation of a Lebanese government as soon as possible to end the political vacuum of the country.
A fuel tanker in the town of Al-Tleil in Akkar of Lebanon exploded on Sunday dawn, killing 28 people and injuring about 100 others, said the Lebanese news agency (NNA). The reasons for the explosion were still unknown while the Lebanese authorities launched investigations into the accident.
In media remarks to Youm7, Director General of the Lebanese Health in Lebanon Fadi Sinan said that his country is coordinating a number of countries, including Egypt, to help receive a number of people injured in the explosion.
“This explosion is the result of corruption that has become the norm in the country, and the blood of the martyrs who fell today and the wounded is the responsibility of all the corrupt who monopolize, hoard, smuggle and deprive people,” Caretaker Prime Minister, Hassan Diab was quoted as saying by the NNA.
On August 4, 2020, Lebanon witnessed another deadly blast in the Lebanese capital rocked Beirut’s port and reportedly killed at least 135 people and injured at least 4,000 others, while dozens were missing.