Hizbullah Holds Funeral for Fighters Killed in Nabi Sheet Blastإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah organized a funeral procession on Thursday for three of its fighters who were killed Wednesday in a blast that hit an ammunition depot in the Bekaa town of Nabi Sheet.
Hizbullah leaders and officials took part in the procession, state-run National News Agency reported.
It identified the three victims as Ali Mustafa Alaeddine and Hasan al-Kheshen, who hail from the Western Bekaa town of Sohmor, and Jaafar al-Moussawi, who hails from Nabi Sheet.
The starting point for the procession was the Dar al-Hekma Hospital in Baalbek.
The party's media relations department said Wednesday that three Hizbullah fighters were killed and several other people wounded in a blast at an old ammunition depot in Nabi Sheet.
“The blast happened at a storehouse for old shells and ammunition and the remnants of the Israeli attacks on the area,” said the department.
It added that “efforts are underway to address the incident's consequences in collaboration with the relevant authorities.”
Among the wounded were four Syrian workers, a Lebanese official told Agence France Presse.
Residents said the blasts hit an arms stockpile in a building under construction in an uninhabited area between the villages of Nabi Sheet and Khodr.
Dozens of ambulances arrived at the scene as members of Hizbullah surrounded the area, the residents told AFP.
Radio Voice of Lebanon (100.5) said a four-story building collapsed due to the explosion.
The National News Agency said three explosions were heard in the mountainous region between Nabi Sheet and al-Khraiba.
The agency said that the house of Mohammed Ali al-Moussawi collapsed from the force of the blast.