Bus overturned in the mountains in Beirut
The bus was headed to the Lebanese capital, Beirut, when the accident occurred in the Kahhaleh region.
George Kettaneh, operations director for the Lebanese Red Cross, says eight people died in the accident, including women and children.
He says it’s unclear why the bus overturned. Also, it was not immediately known whether the Syrians where refugees fleeing the violence in their country. The bus had
Syrian license plates from the northeastern Hassakeh province, which recently witnessed heavy clashes.
The U.N. says there are now 360,000 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon. – AP / NST