Lebanon News

2 killed after car rams into tanker in Damour

Policemen patrol the coastal highway of the southern city of Sidon, Lebanon. File photo (The Daily Star/Mohammad Zaatari)

BEIRUT: A policeman and an unidentified companion lost their lives early Wednesday in a horrific road accident along the Damour highway, some 30 kilometers south of Beirut.

Security sources said gendarmerie Nader Sleiman and an unknown man in his company were instantly killed after Sleiman rammed his BMW into a tanker truck at 6 a.m.

It took efforts from the Lebanese Red Cross to free the two men from the mangled car, the sources told The Daily Star.

The accident was attributed to speeding.





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