Zgharta Municipal Chief Dies in Car Crash

The municipal chief of the northern town of Zgharta died on Thursday in a horrific car crash in Beirut, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Engineer Toufiq Moawad was driving his black Audi Q7 on the Karantina highway at 4:45 am when he rear-ended a truck parked on the side of the road, the Beirut firefighting department said.

Rescuers from the firefighting department, which lies near the crash site, rushed to the scene and transported Moawad to hospital after removing the front part of his vehicle from under the truck, it added.

NNA did not state whether Moawad died at the crash site or at hospital.

Also Thursday, at least five people were injured in separate accidents across Lebanon.

Two people were wounded when a pick-up truck overturned on the Jiyyeh highway, the Traffic Management Center said.

The accident caused heavy traffic, it said.

According to TMC, an individual was also injured when his car overturned on the Emile Lahoud highway not very far from where Moawad died.

Two other people were wounded when a vehicle overturned on Qob Elias-Chtaura main road, it said.



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