According to this report by Al-Arabiya, 13 out of the 76 Lebanese who died on the Titanic were from the same town Kfarmechki. Added to that, few Lebanese were shot dead by the Titanic’s guards for trying to force their way onto the rescue boats. One of them was called Daher Chdid Abou Chdid and he had escaped Lebanon after killing by mistake a girl from his own village while playing with a rifle. He was 19.

For those of you who don’t know, 3.42% of the passengers on board of the Titanic were from Lebanon.