Lebanese in Abidjan Succumbs to Wounds after Sustaining Gunshot Injuries

A Lebanese expatriate in Abidjan succumbed to his wounds on Wednesday after sustaining gunshot wounds, the state-run National News Agency reported.

According to NNA, 40-year-old Mohammed Malek, who hails from the southern village of Beit Leif, was severely wounded after unknown assailants opened fire at him during a burglary.

The body of Malek will be repatriated to Lebanon, the agency said.

A large number of Lebanese expats live in Ivory Coast with 90 percent of them residing in Abidjan. They are estimated to be the largest Lebanese diaspora in West Africa.



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