Three Lebanese nationals were killed in a car crash in Ivory Coast, Al-Jadeed reported on Thursday.
According to the news station, a speeding car had crossed a red light before crashing into a car that had five Lebanese nationals inside, in Marcory, Abidjan, which has the largest population of Lebanese expatriates in the country, estimated at 40,000.
The accident killed 3 Lebanese women in their twenties, who respectively hail from Qana, Bazourieh, and Taybeh in southern Lebanon. They were mourned by the Lebanese diaspora in Ivory Coast.
The two remaining Lebanese – a man and his sister – were both injured in the accident and have since been hospitalized.
Ivorian police have opened an investigation into the incident to uncover its circumstances and identify the people who caused the accident.