Syrian refugee children look on from a window during a sandstorm at a refugee camp near the Bekaa Valley village of Taalabaya. AFP PHOTO
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At least one person died Thursday due to the sandstorm that is still engulfing Lebanon for the fourth day, raising the overall death toll to six.Another death was registered in the northern district of Akkar.However, in a statement later Thursday, the ministry said Issa died because of a heart attack and dismissed reports that tied her death to the sandstorm. The manager of Sidon's Hamshari Hospital Riad Abu al-Aynayn announced that the hospital received more than 25 shortness of breath cases in the past few hours, the NNA quoted him as saying.Civil defense teams also managed to extinguish fires that erupted in the Akkar town of Kobayat, Aintoura in the Metn and Mrouj in the Metn.
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