Lebanese ambassador dies in S. Korea car accident

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Police in South Korea say Lebanon's ambassador to the Asian country has died in a car accident, Al Arabiya reported.

Officers say Ambassador Jad Saeed El-Hassan was driving his car by himself Thursday when it hit another vehicle inside a tunnel in Seoul.

They say two South Koreans in the second car were injured and taken to a hospital. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.

Other details about the accident were not immediately known, including what caused the ambassador's car to hit the other vehicle.

A person at the Lebanese Embassy in Seoul reached by phone confirmed the ambassador's death but refused to provide further details.

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