Old ordnance | Landmine explodes killing head of technical department of the lower Euphrates Basin in Deir ez-Zor countryside
Deir ez-Zor governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
SOHR activists say that the head of the technical department of the Lower Euphrates Basin in Deir ez-Zor was killed and his driver was injured, as a result of a landmine explosion left over from the war in the village of Al-Murraiyah, located in the Syrian regime-held areas in Deir ez-Zor countryside.
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 506 fatalities, including 77 women and 157 children. Of the total number, the Syrian Observatory documented the deaths of 122 people, including 47 women and six 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.