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Heroic act punished by speeder on Lebanon highway

File- A car accident in Jiyeh, Friday, May 2, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: A man attempting to rescue a victim of car crash in Jiyyeh Friday was fatally ran over by a passing vehicle that smashed into the original crashed car, the Internal Security forces said.

The victim, Samer Zolkot, a 52-year-old Syrian national, was trying to save a Lebanese woman, Nadine Wehbe, by pulling her out of her overturned vehicle on the Jiyyeh highway when he was run over. A 19 year old Lebanese man, Mohammad Habli, was driving at high speed in a Volkswagen car when he crashed into the victim. Habli and Wehbe were taken to the Mounzer al-Hajj Hospital in Jiyyeh, where the former is being detained over the death of Zolkot.

Sources have confirmed to The Daily Star that despite not knowing Wehbe, Zolkot had acted to save her.





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