Lights off for a mother and her daughters
A terrible traffic accident in Lebanon kills an entire family, and activists on social platforms say that it is a "sad day in Lebanon," holding the government responsible for what is happening.
A disaster struck yesterday evening, Monday, on the southern Lebanese coast road leading to the capital, Beirut. A car accident on the southern highway claimed the death of a Lebanese woman and her four daughters.
Fatima Kobeissi and her four daughters, Zahraa, Aya, Lea, and Tia, passed away in a traffic accident on their way to Beirut airport to welcome their father back home.
Activists on social media received the news with great sadness. They expressed their dissatisfaction with the economic crisis that "will take their lives one by one," as they considered that the crowd waiting in front of the gas stations led to the accident.
The fuel crisis has flared up in the country for a while, as citizens suffer from long queues daily to fill up gasoline for their cars.
And Lebanese Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar confirmed that the country's support for gasoline will not last and will eventually stop.
According to the United Nations, Lebanon is facing an economic crisis, as half of the Lebanese people live in poverty, while the acute poverty level rose from 8% in 2019 to 23% in 2020.
The country is suffering from a stifling crisis due to the dollar's high exchange rate, the collapse of the Lebanese pound, and the delay in forming a government to manage the country's affairs.