Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol along the Lebanese-Israeli border on August 23, 2013 in Kfar Kila
Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol along the Lebanese-Israeli border on August 23, 2013 in Kfar Kila © Mahmoud Zayyat - AFP/File
Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol along the Lebanese-Israeli border on August 23, 2013 in Kfar Kila
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Last updated: February 23, 2014

Two peacekeepers die in Lebanon accident

Two UN peacekeepers died and three were injured in a car accident in southern Lebanon on Sunday, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon said.

"Two UNIFIL peacekeepers have lost their lives and three others were severely injured in a road traffic accident when a UNIFIL vehicle overturned on routine patrol early this morning," the force's spokesman Andrea Tenenti said.

The multinational force could not immediately reveal the victims' nationalities.

The accident took place on the southern Lebanese side of the border with Israel, in the area of Ghajar village, said Tenenti, adding that the injured are undergoing treatment in Beirut.

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