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07 Aug 2022, 10:30 GMT+10

HAVANA -- A fuel storage tank at a supertanker port near the port of Matanzas in Cuba exploded Saturday morning following a blaze, which has left at least 17 people missing and 67 injured, according to the Cuban presidency.

The tank was engulfed in huge fire after it was struck by lightning at 7:00 p.m. (1500 GMT) on Friday, which caused the explosion, local media reported. (Cuba-Explosion)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel denied Saturday its responsibility for an airstrike that killed civilians, including four children, in Gaza, saying the fatal explosion caused by a failed rocket was launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

Lior Hayat, head of Israel's National Public Diplomacy Directorate, said in a statement that a rocket, which was misfired by the PIJ militants, caused "the tragic killing of the children" in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. (Israel-Gaza-Airstrike)

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KABUL -- Two people were confirmed dead and 22 others injured in a blast which rocked the western edge of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said on social media.

The blast took place in Pul-e-Sokhta area of Police District 6, Zadran said. (Afghanistan-Blast)

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ZAGREB -- Twelve people were killed and at least 30 were injured in a traffic accident when a bus with a Polish licence plate skidded off a highway in northern Croatia, according to the authorities.

The accident happened at around 5:40 a.m. local time when the bus veered off the A4 highway in the direction of the country's capital Zagreb. (Croatia-Traffic Accident)

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