المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Drownings | As temperatures rise, dozens of people drown since the beginning of summer in northern Syria

Drownings in rivers and natural water bodies scattered in the areas controlled by rebels and the SDF increase, as temperatures rise to unprecedented levels, with temperatures above 44°C.

In this context, four little girls have drowned today in SDF-held areas in the Euphrates River while swimming with their relatives in the river near the city of Al-Busayrah, east of Deir ez-Zor.

Over the past month, a number of youths drowned in the Euphrates River in Deir ez-Zor.

In the areas held by Turkish-backed factions, rescue teams have pulled a displaced young man’s body out of the Euphrates River in Jarabulus region yesterday.

Yesterday, a 17-year-old boy drowned in the river of Deir Baloot in northern Aleppo countryside.

It is worth nothing that he is displaced from the town of Khan Sheikhoun, south of Idlib.

A displaced child from the village of Ma’arshamsha, south of Idlib, drowned in the river of Deir Baloot in northern Aleppo countryside.

In August, SOHR sources reported that five civilians, including children, drowned in rivers and water bodies in north-western Syria, three of whom drowned in Meydanki lake in Afrin countryside, and a child and a young man drowned in the waters of the Deir Alot river in Jundiras area in Afrin countryside, north of Aleppo.

In HTS-held areas in Idlib countryside, a young man drowned in al-Assi river near the town of Darkoush, north-west of Idlib.

Dive and swimming teams have rescued dozens of people in Darkoush and Ain Zarqa areas near the border with the Iskenderun region.

According to Observatory sources, more than 25 fatalities have been caused by drowning in Idlib areas alone since the beginning of the summer of this year.

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