المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Hama landmine explosion | 11 people killed and 13 others injured in rural Salamiyyah

Hama Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have confirmed that death of 11 people at least due to the explosion of an old landmine in a bus, believed to be carrying workers who search for truffle, in Wadi Al-Azeeb area in the north-eastern countryside of Salamiyyah in east Hama countryside. The death toll is expected to rise further as the explosion left over 13 persons injured, some seriously.

 

Meanwhile, another explosion has rocked an area near the site of today’s landmine explosion, amid confirmed information about casualties.

 

SOHR sources have just 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 were transported to Salamiyyah National Hospital, but no further details about the exact number of fatalities were reported.

 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 462 people, including 72 women and 145 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 112 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.

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