Fuel tank explosion in Syrian clinic kills 25, including children

Official said the explosion in the northeastern town of Qamishli happened as the clinic was packed with children who were brought to get vaccinated against polio.

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Published: Sun 31 May 2015, 5:48 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:18 PM

Beirut - Syrian state television reported that a fuel tank exploded inside a clinic in the predominantly Kurdish northeastern town of Qamishli, killing at least 25 people, including children.

The report said the explosion on Sunday also wounded 30.

Juan Mohammed, a Kurdish official in the nearby city of Hassakeh, said the explosion happened as the clinic was packed with children who were brought to get vaccinated against polio.

Mohammed said many people were killed and wounded, adding that the cause of the explosion was still not clear.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fire killed and wounded dozens of people.



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