Three women were killed in addition to a man and a child who were seriously injured in a tragic traffic accident that took place at dawn on Sunday, on the Tobruk-Musaid Road east of the country.

A local source explained that the accident took place in Bab al-Zaytoun area, some 25 km east of Tobruk, after the family's car collided with a truck.

The man and child were said to be in a critical condition and are receiving treatment at the intensive care unit at Tobruk Medical Center.