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Conflict Incident Report

Son of Hezbollah official dies in S. Lebanon crash

Date of incident: 
November 30, 2015
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

The son of a top Hezbollah official died in a car crash Sunday, while his wife and two children were left injured.
Mohammad Baqer Yazbek, son of Hezbollah Shariah Council Head Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek, was killed after his car sidetracked off the road and went crashing into an electric utility pole in Ghazieh near Sidon, south Lebanon.
Yazbek, his wife Ghadir Mortada, an Al-Manar TV presenter, and his daughters Hajar and Mariam, 11 and 8 years old respectively, were all admitted to the Rai Hospital in Sidon. Yazbek was later announced dead, while his wife suffered heavy concussions to the head.

Primary category: 
Car Accident
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.