Lebanon News

Zghorta mayor killed in Karantina accident

  • The mayor of the northern town of Zghorta Toufik Moawad. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

  • Mayor Toufik Moawad’s car struck the rear of a truck parked at the side of the road on the Karantina highway in Beirut, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

BEIRUT: The mayor of the northern town Zghorta died Thursday after a traffic accident on the Karantina highway.

A security source told The Daily Star that Mayor Toufik Moawad’s Audi 4WD struck the rear of a truck parked at the side of the road.

An ambulance rushed to the scene of the accident at dawn and pulled Moawad out of his vehicle. He was taken to nearby Haddad Hospital.

According to the hospital, Moawad died from his injuries.





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