Three children have been burnt to death in a generator explosion in their house in Shebna area of Benghazi.

According to local sources, the explosion was caused by a malfunction of the generator, causing a fire in the house of Marei Al-Najjar family on Friday night.

The generator burst into flames after long hours of continuous use due to the prolonged power outage, which caused the generator to overheat and burn, according to eyewitnesses from the area.

Libya suffers from an electricity crisis with power outages last over 10 hours a day.