Old ordnance | Landmine explodes in bus in Salamiyyah countryside, leaving 25 dead and injured
Hama Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources have documented the death and injury of 25 people due to the explosion of an old landmine in a bus, believed to have carrying workers who search for truffle, in Wadi Al-Azeeb area in the north-eastern countryside of Salamiyyah in east Hama countryside. According to SOHR sources, the casualties have been transported to Salamiyyah National Hospital, but no further details about the exact number of fatalities have been reported so far.
On February 27, SOHR activists 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, which grows in the areas that is subjected to heavy rain, and it is sold at very high prices, at the time of the explosions.
This development came as old ordnance explosions continued claiming the lives of more Syrian people, especially in east Hama countryside where explosions took place almost daily.