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Driver unharmed after fuel tanker catches fire in s. Lebanon

Firefighters in the southern coastal city of Sidon work on extinguishing a fuel tanker truck that caught fire on Thursday, July 18, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: The driver of a fuel tanker truck escaped unharmed after his vehicle caught fire in the southern coastal city of Sidon Thursday.

Bound to the Bekaa Valley from the Zahrani power plant, driver Mohammad Qamra’s truck came to a stop under a footbridge in Sidon after a malfunction in the steering wheel forced the vehicle off the highway. A fire then erupted in the cabin of the 30,000-liter fuel truck as a result of a short circuit.

Qamra jumped out of the vehicle just as the truck was being engulfed in flames.





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