Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
MONDAY, 21 APR 2014
02:37 AM Beirut time
18 °C
Blom Index
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
One killed, 13 injured in explosion at Sidon agricultural plant
An explosion at a plant used to treat bananas rocks the southern city of Sidon on Sunday Jan. 20, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Zaatari)
An explosion at a plant used to treat bananas rocks the southern city of Sidon on Sunday Jan. 20, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Zaatari)
A+ A-

SIDON, Lebanon: One man was killed and 13 others were injured Sunday in an explosion at a plant used to treat bananas in the southern city of Sidon.

Yehya Sayyad died from his injuries after being transferred to a local hospital.

The explosion resulted from a reaction between chemicals used at the plant, where bananas are ripened before sale, in the city’s wholesale vegetable market. The plant belongs to a merchant called Abdullah Ibrahim al-Hariri.

The casualties were of Lebanese, Syrian and Egyptian nationalities.

Several shops near the warehouse and three cars parked near to the blast scene were also damaged.

Workers were able to pull out four individuals critically wounded in the blast before Civil Defense and security forces arrived at the scene and rescued the others.

Members of the Red Cross transferred the injured to local hospitals, while security forces cordoned off the vegetable market and began an investigation.

Home Lebanon News

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
More from
Mohammed Zaatari
Army arrests key Al-Qaeda agent
Israel releases five abducted from Shebaa
Israel abducts Lebanese teens from Shebaa Farms
Driving school: liberating women, one ride at a time
Army demands camp hand over shooting suspect

Baabda 2014
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Saturday April 19, 2014
View all view all
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Why Israeli-Palestinian talks fail
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Echoes of 1914 characterize the Ukraine crisis
View all view all
Click to View Articles
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS