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Two fishermen die in Saida while preparing dynamite sticks for fishing

Two fishermen die in Saida while preparing dynamite sticks for fishing

A volunteer cleans up dead fish that have washed up on the banks of Lake Qaraoun on the Litani River. (Credit: Aziz Taher/Reuters)

BEIRUT — Two fishermen died Thursday night in the village of Saksakieh in north Saida, while preparing dynamite sticks for fishing, according to our correspondent in the area.

Here’s what we know:

    • The dynamites exploded while the two brothers of the Siblini family were preparing them before heading out to the sea.

    • The blast was heard across the area. The victims were members of the Amal movement and al-Rissala scouts, according to our correspondent.

    • The security forces have opened an investigation on the circumstances of the tragedy.

    • Fishing with dynamite and narrow nets that are harmful for fish stocks. The Agriculture Ministry in Lebanon bans dynamite fishing.

    • The Lebanese Army tends to cease fishermen who fish with dynamite and make them sign a pledge not to use dynamite in their practice.


BEIRUT — Two fishermen died Thursday night in the village of Saksakieh in north Saida, while preparing dynamite sticks for fishing, according to our correspondent in the area.Here’s what we know:    • The dynamites exploded while the two brothers of the Siblini family were preparing them before heading out to the sea.    • The blast was heard across the area. The...