Old ordnance | Explosion kills child in eastern countryside of Homs • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Explosion kills child in eastern countryside of Homs

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of a child from Al-Sukhna area in eastern Homs countryside, as result of a landmine explosion left over from the war near the city of al-Sokhna.

SOHR activists have reported today that four children sustained various injuries due to the explosion of an old landmine in an orchard on the outskirts of Al-Bokamal city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

 An increasing number of people killed recently by a landmine, unexploded bombs, and collapse of war-damaged residential buildings in various Syrian areas and cities such as Homs, Hama Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, and southern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory has documented since January 2019 to date some 416 fatalities, including 71 women and 123 children. Of the total number, the Syrian Observatory documented the deaths of 45 people, including 30 women and five children, in their search and collect for “Syrian wild truffles”, which put their lives at risk, “Syrian wild truffles” grow in areas that are exposed to heavy rains and are sold at high prices