At least 17 people have been killed in an explosion at an ammunition depot in Libya's rebel stronghold of Benghazi, hospital officials have claimed.
Dr Habib al-Obeidi, from the city's al-Jalaa hospital, said the blast at a military base also affected a nearby residential area. Other witnesses said two fire engines had been blown up in secondary explosions as emergency services rushed to the area.
Al-Obeidi said the blast was triggered when people went into the storage facility to collect weapons, although others have blamed pro-Gaddafi forces for the incident.
The deaths take to almost 30 the number of people killed in Libya on Friday.