Arabs tourist take a boat tour in the lower cave of the Jeita Grotto during a tour in the cave a day before voting stops for the cave that is located north of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Two months after an Egyptian tourist died in Lebanon's acclaimed Jeita Grotto, a detailed report recommended new safety measures at the popular attraction. Socotec Liban was tasked with investigating deficiencies in the cavern's safety protocols after Mina Ashraf slipped and fell to his death in January. The tourist agency blamed the grotto's managing company for failing to install procedures that could have prevented the tragedy. Jeita Grotto's upper basin is an enormous cavern where a single path allows tourist to marvel at their surroundings, with sheer vertical drops on each side.The report also touched on more technical issues.The report recommended that it be kept locked and relocated to a back room, far from the public eye.
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