Seoul: Lebanon’s ambassador to South Korea died in a car accident today in Seoul, police said.

Jad Saeed El-Hassan was driving his car by himself when it hit another vehicle inside a tunnel, police officers said on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.

He was taken to a hospital, where doctors said the diplomat had died before his arrival, according to officials at the Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital.

Two South Koreans in the second car were slightly injured and taken to another hospital, the officers said. Seoul National University Hospital refused to comment on the status of their injuries.

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 confirmed that El-Hassan, who was born in 1954, had died, but refused to provide further details.

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