Syria – A total of eleven citizens, including children and women, lost their lives, and 34 others got injured when a landmine exploded around a passing pickup truck on Saturday, 11 June, in Daraa, southern Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that eleven people, including five children under sixteen and three women, were killed along with 34 others who got injured when a mine exploded as their pickup truck was passing.
He further added that some of the injured are in a serious condition and are being treated at the Damascus hospital.
The observatory said that the truck was carrying workers to the town of Deir al-Adas in the northern countryside of Daraa.
The observatory also mentioned that the truck was carrying workers in the town of Deir al-Adas in the northern countryside of Daraa.
A landmine from the remnants of war blasted on Saturday when a pickup truck having more than 35 civilians drove over it.
Recently, several incidents of landmine explosions were reported from different areas of Syria because of the spread of remains of war, and several regime-controlled regions are witnessing continuous killings.
The Office of the United Nations Program for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated in a previous report that almost half of the population of Syria is on the verge of explosives, as there are around 300,000 mines or unexploded ordnance around the nation.
However, it has not been discovered yet by the officials of Syria who planted the mine. The events surrounding the incident are unclear, given that the map of military control over the region changed years ago.
Since the start of this year, the Syrian Network for Human Rights has recorded the deaths of around 124 civilians, including nine women and 53 young children, because of explosives of old landmines, unexploded bombs and shells around Syria.