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Conflict Incident Report

Child dies in Akkar, schools to stay shut as storm brings cold and snow

Date of incident: 
January 8, 2015
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Identified Individuals

The impact of Storm Zina continued to be felt across Lebanon on Thursday, 08 Jan 14 as a cold snap brought unusually low temperatures to the coast and some mountainous towns remained cut off by snow. All public, private and vocational schools as well as nurseries will remain closed on Friday, 09 Jan 15 the third consecutive day, at the request of the ministers of education and health. The storm also caused a new casualty overnight, with exposure to cold killing a two-month-old toddler in the Akkar town of Bebnin.

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