For the second time in three days, a car bomb inflicted injury and destruction in Lebanon on Friday (20 June).
GV PAN ZOOM TO SV: Camp and wreckage at Baalbek, Lebanon.
CU PULL BACK GV: Wreckage of car and debris in street
SV PAN: People searching among ruins
CU PULL BACK SV: Children playing on wrecked furniture amid rubble
SV: Woman and children sifting through ruins. (2 shots)
SV PAN: Woman walking through ruins
SV: Family outside ruined home
SV PULL BACK TO GV: Blast area
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Background: For the second time in three days, a car bomb inflicted injury and destruction in Lebanon on Friday (20 June). On Tuesday (17 June) a bomb was detonated outside a nightclub in the predominantly Muslim West Beirut district, killing one person and injuring 22. Friday's explosion occurred in a camp near Baalbek.
SYNOPSIS: The bomb went off in a narrow street inside the Palestinian refugee camp just outside Baalbek. It had ben placed in a car which was left parked in the street. Fortunately, few people were about when the explosion ripped through the community, and nobody was killed. However, fourteen people were injured and were taken to hospital for treatment.
Several houses were destroyed in the blast and many others were badly damaged. Several of the injured people were buried in the wreckage of their homes and had to be pulled free by rescue services and militiamen who rushed to the scene when the bomb went off.
Twenty-four hours after the Baalbek explosion, no organisation had claimed responsibility, but it follows a series of bomb attacks in the past few weeks which have been carried out in various parts of Lebanon. In the meantime, the victims of this latest bomb outrage were left to hunt among the ruins of their homes for what they could salvage of their possessions.