المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The Search under rubble in Sarmada continues and the death toll of the warehouse explosion massacre increases to 47 at least

Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the rescue operations have been taking place for more than 24 hours, searching under the rubble of the destruction caused by the bombing in Sarmada town in the northern countryside of Idlib, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the locals, civil defense teams, and rescue teams continue removing the rubble and search for trapped survivors or corpses of people who were in the building that fell due to an explosion at the dawn on Sunday, the 12th of August, and the search coincides with the rise in the number of people who were killed to at least 47, of those who were killed in Sarmada town, most of them are displaced people from Homs Province, including 12 children and 9 female citizens, as well as 4 members of the factions (and 3 of them are of the economic office of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham).

And the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, where some of the injured people are suffering serious and dangerous injuries, while the fate of many missing people remains unknown.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning, Sunday the 12th of August 2018, 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.

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