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91-year-old Lebanese man survives suicide attempt

BEIRUT: Beshara Elias Helweh, 91, is clinging to life in a hospital in east Lebanon, after shooting himself in the mouth Tuesday morning in a failed suicide attempt.

The state-run National News Agency quoted Helweh’s wife as saying that her husband tried to kill himself with a hunting rifle at their house in Ablah, near the eastern city of Zahle.

According to his wife, Helweh attempted to take his own life 10 months ago by swallowing poison.

 

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