BEIRUT, April 12 (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and seven were injured in an explosion at a scout centre affiliated with the Shi’ite Amal Movement near Sidon in southern Lebanon, officials told Reuters early on Tuesday.
The blast demolished the building and army personnel were searching through the rubble for any further casualties, sources added. The explosion also damaged the town hall nearby.
The following is a list of the wounded and the name of the person that was killed in the explosion, Ali Toufic al Ruz
الشهيد علي توفيق الرز— Laila Khalil (@lailakhalilrida) April 12, 2022
الجريح حسن كمال الرز
الجريح محمد علي بدوي
الجريح محمود غدار
الجريح علي شيبوب
الجريح حسن موسى
المفقود علي غندور#بنعفول
One security source told Reuters the explosion was not an act of sabotage, without disclosing further details.
Another tweet describing what happened :
انفجار قرب مبنى بلدية بنعفول قضاء صيدا… سقوط جرحى وحالة فوضى— السيد علي (@sayed_tar7ene) April 12, 2022
سقوط الشهيد علي توفيق الرز نجل رئيس بلدية بنعفول
دوّى انفجار عند ساعات الفجر الأولى في بلدة بنعفول قضاء #صيدا، في مركز تابع لكشافة الرسالة الإسلامية- حركة "أمل" المحاذي لمبنى البلدية، فيما لم تُعرَف أسبابه بعد. pic.twitter.com/930xBvZmGr
On Dec. 10, a large blast rocked a Palestinian camp in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre, injuring about a dozen people, according to rescue workers on scene and a Palestinian source inside the camp.
The state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported that the blast emanated from a Hamas weapons depot in the Burj al-Shemali camp and a judge had ordered security forces to launch an investigation.
The Amal Movement said in an official statement that an “electric short circuit” led to a fire that resulted in the explosion of oxygen canisters that had been stored in the building during the Covid-19 crisis.