The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Sarmada massacre claims the lives of 39 casualties including 21 children and women, and the search for people under the rubble continues

Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the toll of casualties caused by the massive explosion in Sarmada is increasing rapidly, in conjunction with the continuation of rescue teams, civil defense members, and the people for their attempts  to recover the bodies or rescue the survivors from under the ruble, which was caused by the explosion of a warehouse at the bottom of a building in Bab al-Hawa Square in Sarmada town near the Syrian-Turkish border, where it rose to 39 including 12 children and 9 women, the number of people who were killed as a result of the explosion, which took place today, Sunday, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, and because there are still missing people.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that 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, the majority of whom are of displaced people from Homs province.