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Five killed, 34 injured in Lebanon accidents in 24 hours

A Lebanese Red Cross ambulance. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Five people were killed and 34 injured in 25 separate road accidents across Lebanon in the past 24 hours, the Traffic Monitoring Center and the Lebanese Red Cross said Thursday.

Four people died and four others were injured in a crash Thursday morning when two small passenger buses collided head-on in Ferzol, near the eastern city of Zahle, according to the Interior Ministry's TMC.

A source at TMC said three of the fatalities were from the Hujeiris, a prominant family in the northeastern border town of Arsal.

On the Damour-Sidon highway, a Sudanese man identified as Badreddine Badawi was killed by a motorist while attempting to escape a blaze that had broken out in his own vehicle.

In addition to the five fatalities, the Lebanese Red Cross said 34 people were injured in 25 road accidents in the past 24 hours.

Among those injured were two in a Thursday morning accident when three vehicles crashed into each other on the Dbayeh highway, northeast of Beirut, according to the TMC.

 

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