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Two people killed in hit-and-run accidents, a third dies from taking pesticide, police

 

RAMALLAH, September 18, 2017 (WAFA) – Two people were killed on Monday and the night before in hit-and-run incidents in the West Bank and a third died after taking pesticide, according to police reports.

Police spokesman Loui Irzeiqat said a truck with Israeli license plates hit on Monday morning a 30-year-old man from the village of Jdeireh, northwest of Jerusalem, while walking near Qalandia checkpoint, south of Ramallah.

He said the truck was driving against traffic when it hit Fadi Tayyem, who was taken to hospital in Ramallah where he was reported dead.

Irzeiqat said the driver escaped from the scene and there was a search for him.

Earlier, a 22-year-old woman identified as Sara Masharqa, from Dora in the Hebron area, was killed when hit on Sunday night by a truck with Israeli license plates on the Hebron-Fawwar road south of Hebron.

Irzeiqat said Masharqa was taken to hospital in Hebron where she was pronounced dead.

The truck driver, from the village of Rahat, inside Israel, who escaped from the scene, had later turned himself over to Israeli police, said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, police and the prosecutor’s office were investigating death of a 26-year-old man from Deir al-Asal, southwest of Hebron, after taking pesticide.

Police spokesman Irzeiqat said initial investigation into this case found out that the man, identified as Alawi al-Sikh, has taken in a large quantity of pesticide, which was discovered in his stomach while doctors were trying to save his life.

An autopsy will be carried on the corpse to determine the reason for the death, he said.

Irzeiqat said 80 people were killed in the West Bank in road accidents since the start of the year and 6824 people injured between light and serious in 8339 accidents.

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