Death toll from explosion near Aleppo rose to 112 people

Syrian rescuers informed that they carted away at least 100 bodies from the blast site
14:45, 16 April 2017


The death toll from the blast on a crowded Syrian bus convoy on the edge of Aleppo city rises to 112 people. This was reported by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, according to Reuters.

"Syrian rescue workers the Civil Defence said that they had carted away at least 100 bodies from the site of Saturday's blast, which hit buses carrying Shi'ite residents as they waited to cross from rebel into government territory in an evacuation deal between warring sides," the publication says.

Thousands of shiites supporting the government of Bashar Assad were in the buses. They were being evacuated from Aleppo and villages along the zone of hostilities between government forces and rebel fighters.

The explosion occurred near bus column carrying 5,000 evacuees stuck in an area on the edge of Aleppo city on Saturday. Syrian TV claim the blast was caused by a car bomb. 

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres condemned the terrorist act in the al-Rashidin area on 5 thousand evacuees.

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