File photo of lightning. REUTERS
BEIRUT: Lightning struck Thursday a prefabricated house that belongs to a monastery in the Metn region of Brummana, Mount Lebanon, killing an elderly man, his sister and his daughter.
Security sources said a lightning bolt hit the prefab home early in the morning causing a gas cylinder to explode and setting off a fire that killed 77-year-old Habib Sabaalani, his sister, 72, and his daughter, 40.
The house belongs to Mar Chaaya monastery where Habib worked.
Lebanon has a low lightning-related death rate.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Cabinet’s former secretary general, who officially goes into retirement Sunday, was appointed an aide to his...
Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Wednesday said he decided to terminate contracts with six primary health care programs...
Lightning strikes a prefabricated house that belongs to a monastery in the Metn region of Brummana, Mount Lebanon,...
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri sought Sunday to defuse tension with Hezbollah over the Saudi-led military...
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE