Army vehicle careered off road in Lebanon

a road traffic accident took place during a routine patrol by Irish troops in the Lebanon on Monday evening writes Paula Campbell.

a road traffic accident took place during a routine patrol by Irish troops in the Lebanon on Monday evening writes Paula Campbell.

Nobody was injured in the accident which occurred after a portion of the road on ‘the Blue Line’ subsided. Two wheels came off the armoured passenger carrier in which the Irish soldiers were travelling.

It is believed that some troops from Kildare were involved in the incident.

“It veered to the left off the road,” said Defence Forces spokesman Officer Captain Pat O’Connor “There were no injuries of personnel involved. A doctor attended the scene on Monday evening. There was no damage to the vehicle. It was a very minor road traffic accident.”

Irish soldiers returned to peacekeeping duties in Lebanon this summer for the first time in a decade.

A group of 400 Irish soldiers including a large number from Kildare, were deployed with the United Nations force (UNIFIL) on the peacekeeping mission.