MAYFADOUN, Lebanon: The employee of the daily newspaper An-Nahar who was killed in the Ruwaiss explosion was laid to rest Monday in his hometown of Nabatieh.
Mohammad Safa was killed along with over 29 others after a car bomb exploded in the Ruwaiss neighborhood in Beirut’s southern suburbs. More than 300 people were also injured in the incident.
Safa’s body was handed over to his family by officials at the Rassoul al-Aazam Hospital after it was identified with a DNA test.
DNA samples were taken from his sister and mother to identify Safa’s disfigured body.
Safa was then escorted in a large convoy to his village of Mayfadoun in Nabatieh, where funeral rites were performed at his parents’ home before his body was laid to rest in the village cemetery.
Officials from Hezbollah and the Amal Movement were present at the burial ceremony along with the deputy general manager of An-Nahar, Khalil Chammas, and its editor-in-chief, Ghassan Hajjar.