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    Large Stockpile of Diesel Seized in New Tariq al-Jedideh Raid

    A large quantity of dangerously stored diesel was confiscated Friday in Beirut’s Tariq al-Jedideh district, in a continued crackdown that began after a fuel tank blast killed several people and caused extensive damage.

    In a statement, Beirut Municipality said a force from the capital’s fire and guard brigades seized 12 metallic barrels, six plastic tanks and four metallic tanks on the rooftop of a building in Tariq al-Jedideh’s Qasqas area.

    The barrels and tanks contained around 11,900 liters of diesel.

    The statement said the stockpile belonged to a firm working in the industrial and electric equipment field and that it posed a threat to public safety and the area’s residents.

    Source: Naharnet

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