An explosion and a fuel tank fire in the Lebanese capital Friday killed at least four people and injured two dozens.

Iran PressMiddle East: The fire and blast struck the bustling district of Tariq al-Jdide, Lieutenant Ali Najm of the fire brigade told reporters.

Lebanese Red Cross head Georges Kettane told Al-Jadeed news channel that two bodies were found.

The state-run National News Agency said a fuel tank exploded, sparking a fire and causing casualties.

More than 20 people were injured, according to Al-Jadeed television, which ran footage showing flames leaping into the night sky.

The immediate cause of the fire was not known.