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William Daou 20 Sep 2022

Singer Majida Al Roumi Pledges To Fix Road That Claimed George El Rassi’s Life

On August 27, singer George el Rassi and Zena al Merhebi tragically passed away in a car accident on the Masnaa road on their way back from a performance in Syria. The singer’s death raised safety concerns regarding the country’s roads, with many blaming the state for the singer’s death.

Today, almost a month after El Rassi’s death, Lebanese singer Majida al Roumi has pledged to renovate the Masnaa road in an attempt to avoid further tragedies.

After the singer’s death, it was revealed that a contractor identified as K.H had stopped maintenance work on the road due to a dispute with the state over unpaid dues. This was not the first accident to occur on the road’s intrusive middle barrier.

Lebanon’s streets have been deemed unsafe by many due to the absence of lighting, decaying roads, and a complete lack of maintenance.

The renovation will be carried out by the engineering corps. of the Lebanese Army and will include the addition of new lights, signs, and other safety precautions. The road is expected to be fully renovated by Wednesday.

Nadine el Rassi, George’s sister, sent the family’s thanks to Majida el Roumi on social media, stating that with her brother’s blood the road would be transformed from “a road of death to a road of crossing.”