Libanon: Schwerer Unfall mit Streumunition

Mohammad Ibrahim, Kampfmittelräumer im Libanon, stirbt nach tragischem Unfall mit einer Streumunition. Die genauen Umstände des Unfalls werden untersucht. (in Englisch)

Mohammad Ibrahim. (c) Norwegian People´s Aid


NPA site supervisor killed in cluster munition accident in Lebanon

One of Norwegian People Aid’s staff was killed in an accident in Lebanon Friday. “This is a tragic accident and we are now working to clarify the causes and assist the family of the deceased,” says Liv Tørres, Secretary General at at Norwegian People's Aid (NPA).

“NPA extends its condolences to Mohammad Ibrahim’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with them in these hard times”, Tørres says.

NPA site supervisor Mohammad Ibrahim died from injuries he suffered during the preparation for the demolition of a cluster munitions found that day. On this site alone, almost 900 cluster munitions were found by the team that Mohammad was supervising since clearance started, and that were destroyed by him.

“The safety of all our employees is our highest priority and we devote considerable resources to training and preparedness. Accidents as this one unfortunately show that it is impossible to safeguard completely against the dangers of clearance of cluster munitions”, says Per Nergaard, Director of Civil Protection and Emergency Planning at Norwegian People's Aid.                                            

Mohamad Ibrahim was treated by Norwegian People's Aid first aid personnel at the scene of the accident and then transported to a local hospital, where he later died of the injuries he had suffered.  Lebanon Mine Action Centre was preparing to provide air transport by LAF helicopter but unfortunately Mohammad Ibrahim, who was in critical condition passed away before.

Lebanon Mine Action Center is conducting the investigation into the causes of the accident together with Norwegian People's Aid Lebanon.

Source: Norwegian People´s Aid

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