Tuesday April 13, 2021

Fire in refugee camp kills 4 in Syria

Published : 27 Feb 2021, 23:27

  DF News Desk

File Photo Xinhua.

Four people, including a child, were killed and 18 others were injured by a fire that broke out at a refugee camp in northeastern Syria on Saturday, reported Xinhua, quoting state news agency SANA.

The fire erupted in the al-Hol refugee camp, which is run by the Kurdish militia of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northeastern province of Hasakah, said SANA.

The wounded were taken to hospitals in Hasakah to be treated for their medium to serious burns, according to the report.

Thousands of people live in the al-Hol camp, many of whom are families to rebel fighters, including those affiliated with the Islamic State (IS).

In a separate report, SANA said that five people were killed on Saturday by a land mine explosion in the central province of Hama.

The explosion took place at an agricultural land while people were collecting truffles in the Salamiyeh area in the eastern countryside of Hama.

The land mine is from the leftover of the IS militants, SANA noted.