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Massive fire breaks out in downtown Beirut building

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-09-15 17:14

A man uses a water hose to put out a fire that broke out in a building in Central Beirut, Lebanon September 15, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

BEIRUT - A massive fire erupted on Tuesday morning in a building in Beirut's downtown, al-Jadeed local TV channel reported.

Civil defense teams extinguished the fire, civil defense official George Abou Moussa told Xinhua, adding that the reason behind the incident is still unknown. No casualties were reported.

The building, which was designed by British architect Zaha Hadid, was close to completion after years of construction.

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