UNIFIL’s statement on tragic car accident on July 28, 2023
Today, Friday, July 28, in the early afternoon, a tragic car accident took place in the vicinity of Al Duhayra in southern Lebanon involving a UNIFIL peacekeeping vehicle and a civilian car, resulting in a collision between the two vehicles.
Regrettably, we mourn the loss of one of our UNIFIL peacekeepers from Ghana, who tragically lost his life in the accident. Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his family in Ghana during this difficult time.
We are deeply saddened to learn that a Lebanese civilian and two other Ghanaian peacekeepers sustained serious injuries in the collision.
They were promptly transported to hospitals to receive necessary medical attention. Our best wishes for speedy recovery of the injured one.
UNIFIL has initiated a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident.