3 Dead as Bus and Truck Collide North of Beirut

Three people were killed on Wednesday when a passenger bus collided with a truck on al-Bouar highway, north of Beirut, the Lebanese Red Cross and the National News Agency said.

The three were instantly killed when the bus with Syrian license plates hurtled into the truck, NNA said.

Red Cross official George Kettaneh said five people were injured and that four of them were in critical condition.

NNA said 11 passengers escaped unharmed from the accident.

The impact of the crash left the front of the bus a mangled wreck.

Red Cross ambulances rushed the wounded to hospitals in the area while the police worked on organizing traffic, NNA added.

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