Samir Sarsour

Samir Sarsour was a two-year-old child who was killed, along with his 3½-year-old sister Sana, when a natural gas leak from a broken 2-inch line caused an explosion at his family's home at 4909 Magdalene Court in the Canterbury Woods neighborhood of Annandale on March 24, 1972.[1][2]

The explosion, the first of three, also fatally injured Samir's mother, 30-year-old Raja Sarsour.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bredemeier, Kenneth. "Explosion Survivor 'Critical'."The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 2. Mar 26 1972. ProQuest.Web. 12 July 2016 .
  2. Bredemeier, Kenneth. "No Tests made at Site of Fatal Gas Blast." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 2. Apr 06 1972.ProQuest. Web. 12 July 2016.