1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Blast at Banana Fermentation Plant in Sidon
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[An Nahar] One person was killed and five others were maimed on Sunday in an kaboom at a banana fermentation plant in the southern city of Sidon, state-run National News Agency reported.

Future TV said that three Lebanese citizens, a Syrian and an Egyptian national were maimed in the blast in Sidon's Hasba area.

It identified the Lebanese nationals as Samer al-Zaatari, Hassan Ghaddar, and Ashraf Khalifeh.

The kaboom was caused by a chemical reaction at the plant, it revealed.

The National News Agency identified the person killed as Yahya al-Sayyad and the maimed as Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Othman, Samer al-Zaatari, Hassan Ghaddar, Deeb al-Nammar and Ashraf Khalifeh.

Future TV said that five nearby establishments were damaged in the kaboom.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-21