1 killed 14 injured in a traffic accident in eastern Lebanon


One person was killed and 14 people, including 13 children, were injured when two vehicles collided in Sahel Anjar in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, according to The National News Agency (NNA)

NNA said that a Mercedes driven by Abdullah Ali al-Ali crashed into a GMC four-wheeler with Jordanian name plate

Al-Ali had 13 children aged between 8 and 12 in his vehicle. Another man identified as Mohammed Mahdi al-Ali was also in the Mercedes.

A Jordanian and a Lebanese, whose identities were not known, were in the the GMC, NNA reported

Mohammed Mahdi al-Ali was killed, all the children were injured and the Lebanese in the GMC also sustained wounds, it added.

The police is investigating the cause of the accident and the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment . NNA did not identify whether the Mercedes vehicle was a van or something else