BEIRUT: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai’s nephew was killed Friday in a construction accident, according to the National News Agency.
Father Antoine Rai, the priest of St. Doumit parish in the Antelias, was overseeing reclamation work on land belonging to St. Peter monastery in Bikfaya when a bulldozer fell sideways onto him, killing him instantly.
Rai’s body was transferred to St. George hospital in Ajaltoun, Kesrouan. The driver of the bulldozer is in critical condition.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 13, 2011, on page 2.