Lebanese firefighters contain fire at fuel facility, minister says

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BEIRUT (Reuters) -Firefighters contained a blaze at a gasoline storage tank in southern Lebanon on Monday, the energy minister said, the latest blow to a nation grappling with a deep economic crisis and a crippling fuel and power shortages. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the fire at the Zahrani oil facility on the Mediterranean coast. A witness said the fire, which had sent a huge column of smoke into the sky, appeared to have been put out. “The fire has been contained,” Energy Minister Walid Fayad, said, according to a statement on Twitter published by the prime minister’s o…

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