Written by Kumudu Jayawardana
12 Dec, 2013 | 3:42 pm
A Sri Lankan woman died of injuries Thursday in a weather-related motorcycle crash as a winter storm is expected to continue until Saturday in Lebanon.
A security source told The Daily Star Vanita Patikiri died in the hospital after her motorcycle skidded off Dahr al-Basheq road in The Metn region northeast of Beirut during heavy rain.
Her death was the third fatality after a winter storm swept through Lebanon Wednesday.
Two people died in a car accident Wednesday along the southern Sidon-Tyre highway by the town of Adloun.
Schools remain closed for a second day in a row as Education Minister Hassan Diab said the decision to shut educational institutes would be made on a day-to-day basis.
The Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute predicted a significant drop in temperatures Thursday, warning the weather would worsen dramatically.
“The storm is still in its first stage and Lebanon has not yet entered the eye of the storm,” said the institute’s head, Michel Afram.
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