BEIRUT:At least 28 people were killed when a fuel tanker exploded in northern Lebanon, a medical source told Anadolu Agency on Sunday.
Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan earlier put the death toll from the blast at 22 and 79 others injured.
The minister said some of those injured in the explosion were in critical condition.
The tanker exploded in the Akkar region in the north of the country early Sunday, the Lebanese Red Crescent said in a statement.
According to the official Lebanese news agency, rescuers were still searching for missing people following the blast. Circumstances of the tanker explosion are still unclear.