Hama province: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that war ordnance exploded inside a shop for selling junk materials in Taybat Al-Emam city in north Hama, leaving two civilians dead and a third person wounded.
Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 662 people, including 95 women and 239 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 47 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.
SOHR calls on all the relevant international organisations to work on the immediate neutralising and removal of unexploded war ordnance in Syrian. Explosive remnants of war (ERW) are a serious problem that need to be addressed urgently. SOHR would like to see, as a first step, the immediate involvement of international organisation in raising the awareness of local Syrians of the dangers of ERW.