Children Among 39 Civilians Killed In Syria Arms Depot Blast: Monitor
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Sun 12th August 2018 | 09:00 PM
Beirut, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 12th Aug, 2018 ) :An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children on Sunday, a monitor said.
Rescue workers used a bulldozer to remove rubble and extract trapped people, the correspondent said.
"The explosion occurred in a weapons depot in a residential building in Sarmada," said the head of the Britain-based monitor, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria.
But the cause of the blast was "not yet clear", Abdel Rahman added.
He said most of those killed were family members of fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance led by militants from Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, who had been displaced to the area from the central province of Homs.
A rescue worker carried the motionless body of a small child from the wreckage to an ambulance, the AFP correspondent said.
Behind mounds of rubble, the facade of a building was scorched black, due to a fire after the blast.