Lebanese airline returns to Beirut with survivors from Haiti quake

2010-01-21 13:37

A plane from Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines

(MEA), arrived in Beirut on Thursday from quake-stricken Haiti with 16 survivals

on board, officials said.

The plane, which delivered medical supplies to the Caribbean

nation, brought back four Lebanese, 10 Syrians and two Palestinians.

According to the Lebanese foreign ministry, some 1?000 Lebanese

nationals live in Haiti.

On Wednesday, the Lebanese foreign ministry was informed by its

ambassador in Caracas, Charbel Wehbe, that an elderly Lebanese woman who was

injured in the quake, later died.

The envoy said many shops and businesses owned by Lebanese were

destroyed and looted.

Lebanon sent a delegation earlier this week with tents and medical

supplies for the victims of the earthquake.

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