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Two girls killed in south Lebanon road accident

A vehicle damaged in a road accident in south Lebanon is seen in this photograph on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: Two girls were killed and two people were injured in a road accident Wednesday on the south Lebanon road connecting Marjeyoun to Al-Khardle.

Diana Ghaleb al-Atat, 30, from Baalbek, was driving a Nissan Murano when she lost control of her vehicle, which overturned several times before settling on a slope.

Atat's 13-year-old daughter, Fatima, and her friend, Jihan al-Shahimi, 17, were killed in the accident. Atat’s son, Qassem, 10, sustained injuries to the head. The mother was also injured while her 5-year-old boy was miraculously unharmed in the incident.

Police were able to reopen the road and have launched an investigation.





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