The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

At least 18 casualties so far and others recovered alive from under the rubles caused by the bombing in Sarmada town and continuous search operations in the area

Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Right monitored teams of the civil defense continue searching for survivors under the ruble in Sarmada town on Sunday, the 12th of August 2018, and also searching for bodies of people who died as a result of the explosion that shook the town, which is near the Syrian-Turkish border, and intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that at least 18 people have been pulled out of the rubble, also some people were recovered alive, and there are still tens of people missing under the rubble of the destroyed building, which collapsed over its inhabitants, the majority of whom are of displaced people from Homs province, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, and because there are still missing people, information indicated that it was caused by the explosion of an ammunition depot of an arms dealer who works with Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, the explosion took place at the bottom of a residential building in Bab al-Hawa Square area inside the town, which caused the collapse of the building over its residents.