Death toll update | 104 martyrs of the “Death Boat” documented and dozens more missing • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Death toll update | 104 martyrs of the “Death Boat” documented and dozens more missing

SOHR activists have documented the death of 104 people, who were on the “Death boat” that sank in the sea, where a body was found on Sanobar Jabla beach. Meanwhile, dozens of people are still missing and yet to be found.

This comes with the continuation of the regime’s recklessness and failure of regime’s rescue teams to execute successful search and survey operations.

This comes amid inaction and negligence of the competent authorities of the regime to find and search for the survivors. The inaction of regime triggered anger and discontent among people and the families of the victims.

The inaction, omission, and indifference to civilian lives had not only been since the occurrence of the tragedy but had continued to this moment.

Neither the Navy do their duties and responsibility, the evidence of the inaction of the navy manifested in the number of people who are still missing and the sudden discovery of a large number of bodies, nor “Director General of Ports,” navy commodore (Samer Qubrusly,) indifferent to the tragedy as he only made statements and had not given orders since the early hours of the tragedy; his inaction had reduced the chances of rescuing dozens of people.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) asserts that the residents and fishermen in Arwad, Tartous and Baniyas credited with rescue operations and assistance as they recovered the bodies, searched and found more bodies of others and rescued some people alive.

SOHR warns against the imminent danger to some survivors, who fled Syria for Lebanon, as they are wanted by the Syrian regime.

We, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and hope to find more survivors.

SOHR demands that all those involved in this tragedy be held accountable, including regime rescue teams for their inaction and the “Director General of Ports.”