The port of the Lebanese city of Tripoli (north), whose operations have increased after the devastating explosions in Beirut on August 4, was the scene of a fire on Tuesday for which no information about the victims is currently available.
The director of the port, Ahmed Tamer, has stated in detail in statements to the Lebanese television broadcaster LBCI that the flames began in a paint barrel and have assured that the fire is under control.
Local media have stated that the fire took place on a ship that is being serviced just outside the port and in which material is being imported, after the explosions devastated the port of Beirut in August.
The incident occurred just over a week after two new fires broke out in the port of Beirut, leading to renewed criticism of security conditions and the repetition of these events.
Authorities are investigating the August 4 explosions that killed around 190 people and injured thousands. They were originally attributed to the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate explosion that was in an unsecured warehouse.