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An explosion has occurred in the Burj Shamali Palestinian refugee camp in Tyre, Lebanon. Credit: AP

Scores killed after arms stored for the Palestinian Hamas group EXPLODE in refugee camp

AAPUpdated: Saturday, 11 December 2021 10:33 AM AEDT

Arms stored for the Palestinian Hamas group have exploded in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon, killing and wounding a number of people, the state-run National News Agency reports.

Authorities have no exact numbers of the casualties yet but that there could be as many as 12 dead in the Burj Shamali camp in the port city of Tyre.

A source spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Earlier on Friday, camp residents said explosions shook the camp, adding that the nature of the blasts was not immediately clear.

Ambulances rushed to the scene, residents told The Associated Press by phone.

Initial reports said a fire had started in a diesel tanker and spread to a nearby mosque controlled by the Palestinian militant group.

The fire triggered explosions of some weapons that appeared to have been stored inside the mosque, according to the residents.

The NNA said the army cordoned off the area, preventing people from entering or leaving the camp.

Lebanese army soldiers block the main entrance of Burj Shamali Palestinian refugee camp, in the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon.
Lebanese army soldiers block the main entrance of Burj Shamali Palestinian refugee camp, in the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon. Credit: Mohammad Zaatari/AP
Lebanese rescue workers gather next to their ambulances at the main entrance of Burj Shamali Palestinian refugee camp.
Lebanese rescue workers gather next to their ambulances at the main entrance of Burj Shamali Palestinian refugee camp. Credit: Mohammad Zaatari/AP
Arms stored for the Palestinian Hamas group exploded in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon on Friday night, killing and wounding a number of people, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Arms stored for the Palestinian Hamas group exploded in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon on Friday night, killing and wounding a number of people, the state-run National News Agency reported. Credit: Mohammad Zaatari/AP

NNA added that the state prosecutor in southern Lebanon has asked security agencies and arms experts to inspect the arms storage site that belongs to Hamas.

Lebanon is home to tens of thousands of Palestinians refugees and their descendants. Many live in the 12 refugee camps that are scattered around the small Mediterranean country.

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