1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Blast at Banana Fermentation Plant in Sidon

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One person was killed and five others were injured on Sunday in an explosion 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 wounded in the blast in Sidon's Hasba area.

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

The explosion 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 wounded 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 explosion.

Comments 9
Thumb primesuspect 20 January 2013, 14:43

Banana fermentation? what for? alcohol?

Default-user-icon Boulos (Guest) 20 January 2013, 15:37

Fermentation is the wrong world. They should write ripening banana plant where ethylen gaz is used to trigger ripening of green banana before distrubution in the market

Missing suomimies 20 January 2013, 19:13

Cro magnon

Thumb mouallek 20 January 2013, 17:34

To induce their uniform ripening bananas are exposed one or two days to ethylene which is a highly flammable gaz.A mistake in handling results in explosion.

Missing samiam 20 January 2013, 20:43

I guess banana ripening may have been a better description..fermenting implies alcohol is somehow being made.

Default-user-icon shn (Guest) 20 January 2013, 18:46

Divine bananas?

Missing undefined 21 January 2013, 07:21

Fermentation: A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol. The agent: ethylene. Organic substance: Banana. So I guess it could be banana fermentation plant.

Missing whyaskwhy 21 January 2013, 13:04

RIP to those who passed away from this unfrtunate accident. Still its amazing what a few bananas can do!

Thumb jabalamel 21 January 2013, 17:38

the filthy zionist scum trash worm want to accuse our glorious resistance even for industrial accident.

this is how sick he is.
that's why mossad picked him for this role.