Four members of a local family have died in southern Lebanon when their vehicle crashed into a truck driven by a member of the United Nations peacekeeping force.

Witnesses said a father and two young children were killed Tuesday, when they hit a fuel truck belonging to the Polish contingent of the U.N. force.

The mother, who also was in the car, died later at the hospital from injuries she received in the crash.

The driver of the U.N. truck has been injured.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.