Deadly car crash in Egypt claims lives of Lebanese businessman and son
The death of Izzat al-Daouk and his son was announced to this family as soon as the accident occurred, Lebanon’s ambassador to Cairo, Ali Al-Halabi, told Lebanese daily Annahar.
Their bodies are expected to arrive in Lebanon on Sunday, said Al-Halabi, adding that Daouk’s daughter was also severely injured in the crash and her family would prefer she undergoes surgery in Lebanon.
The ambassador said investigations were underway but ruled out any malice.
Deadly traffic accidents claim thousands of lives every year in Egypt, which has a poor transportation safety record. The crashes and collisions are mostly caused by speeding, bad roads or poor enforcement of traffic laws.
Izzat al-Daouk headed a company established by his grandfather in Beirut in 1906, which sells mainly beauty products.