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Family of 5 injured in south Beirut house fire

File photo of firefighters battling a blaze north of Beirut.The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: Five family members, including three children, were badly injured in a house fire in Beirut's southern suburb, security sources said Friday.

Ali Adnan Matar, his wife and three children were taken to Beirut's Sahel Hospital and Rafik Hariri University Hospital suffering from severe injuries after the fire tore through their apartment in the Haret Hreik neighborhood.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Relatives of the Matar family urged authorities to transfer the victims to Geitawi Hospital in Beirut which has a specialized burn unit.





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