Firefighters extinguish a fire at a factory in Adonis, Friday, March 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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A gas tank explosion at a cosmetics factory 40 kilometers north of Beirut sparked a major fire Friday that spread to two nearby buildings and injured at least three people, security sources said.Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said preliminary information indicated that the fire was caused by a gas leakage which happened when a gas tank driver hit the factory's outer wall. The gas spread and reacted with the chemicals inside the factory, leading to the explosion and fire. Lebanese Red Cross chief Georges Kettaneh told MTV that three people inside the factory were injured in the fire, and that it had spread to two neighboring buildings.
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