Internal Security Forces deploy near the site of the explosion at Roadster diner delivery center in Antelias.
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At least 26 people were injured Friday in the third reported gas explosion in Lebanon this year, putting the spotlight on a long-standing issue regarding gas canister safety and quality in the country. Eight teams of medics from the Lebanese Red Cross rushed to the Roadster diner kitchen in Antelias, north of Beirut, to treat the injured. The kitchen confirmed that at least 21 Roadster employees were inside, located in the basement of the building, when the blast occurred around noon.The head of the Gas Cylinders Distribution Syndicate, Jean Hatem, told the press that the reason behind the explosion was due to improper handling of gas cylinders. However, Hatem was interrupted by the head of Roadster, Mohammad Sabeh, who said it was still too early to speculate what had caused the blast, directing the attention of spectators to two large gas cylinders on the roof of the building which appeared to be intact.
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