Old ordnance | Nearly 20 people killed and wounded in two separate explosions in eastern Hama, while searching for truffle • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Nearly 20 people killed and wounded in two separate explosions in eastern Hama, while searching for truffle

As old ordnance explosions still claim the lives of more Syrian people, especially in east Hama countryside where explosions take place almost daily, SOHR activists have documented the death of a woman and injury of another one due to the explosion of an old landmine in Sadd Al-Saib area in the eastern countryside of Hama.

 

Meanwhile, five people were killed and 11 others sustained various injuries in the explosion of another landmine near Rasm Al-Ahmar village in eastern Hama.

 

According to SOHR sources, the victims in the two explosions were searching for truffle at the time of the explosions.

 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 448 people, including 72 women and 144 children, by mines and IED explosions and the collapse of cracked residential buildings in several areas of the Syrian territory in Homs, Hama, Deir Ezzor, Aleppo and the Syrian South since early January 2019.

 

Among the total death toll, there are 98 persons, including 45 women and six children, who were killed during their search and collection of the truffle which grows in the areas that is subjected to heavy rain, and it is sold at very high prices.